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The Miotic Oracle;
COMPLETE FORTUNE-TELLER AND DREAM-BOOK.
BOOK THE FIRST.
ZODICEOI OGY ;
Or, the Science of foretelling Eveiits by a
consideration of the Signs of the Zodiac,
the Sun and Moon, a?id the Planetary
System. — With Lists of Lucky and Un-
lucky Days and Presages drawn there-
That man at the moment of his birth re-
ceives the lurking principle of death —
" The young disease, that must subdue at length,
Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his
is as acknowledged an axiom as that nothing in
this world is immutable — and it is as fully ac-
knowledged by daily observation and experi-
ence, that the fate of every person in existence
is written in the heavens, at the time of each of
their births — and that the sun, moon, and stars,
have a visible effect upon the future occurrences
of our lives, by shedding their genial and ma-
lign influence upon us at the moment of our first
entrance into it. In order, therefore, that any
person may learn from a consideration of the
situation of the sign of the heavens at the time
of their birth, what is contained for them in the
book of fate, it will be necessary for them to
cast their nativity — the manner of doing this is
as follows : —
Having ascertained the exact time of your
birth, and the hour in which you entered this
transitory life, procure a Moore's Almanac of
the year, which will direct you to the sign that
then reigned, the name of the planet, and the
state of the moon ; particularly observe whether
the sun was just entering the sign, whether it
was near the end, or what was its particular
progress : if at the beginning, your fate will be
strongly tinctured with its properties, moderate
at the meridian, and slightly if the sun is nearly
going out of the sign.
Write down the day of the week, see whether
it is a lucky day or not, the state of the moon,
the nature of the planets, and the influence de-
scribed next, and you will, by making your ob-
servations, ascertain your future destiny with
very little trouble.
Thus from a judicious and accurate observa-
tion of the position of the planets at the moment
when we first respire the breath of life, may
easily be gathered what kind of existence our
destiny has decreed for us — what propensities
will distinguish our career — what pursuits will
mark our way, and what success we may rea-
sonably expect to attend our exertions. Thus,
an education suited to our particular genius and
talents may be given us, and we may thereby be
enabled to turn many of those distinguishing
peculiarities, which more or less stamp all the
beings of the human species, to our advantage
and happiness, that for want of this necessary
information might become the sources of our
wretchedness and misery.
We are enabled to afford our readers some
useful and entertaining discoveries on the effect
of the planets over the race of man ; and as the
Sun is the most powerful and conspicuous, we
shall proceed to mark his way through the dif-
ferent signs of the zodiac, and to show the ef-
fect of his revolutions, beginning, for the sake
of enabling our readers more readily to find
what they may want, with the month of Janu-
ary although the ancients began their year in
Aquarius, or the Water-bearer.
About the twentieth of the month the sun en-
ters this sign : a man born at this period will be
of an unruly, restless, fickle, and boisterous dis-
position ; will be given to odd whims and strange
fancies ; will undertake any thing, however dif-
ficult, to accomplish any object he may have in
view ; not contented long in one place ; soon af-
fronted — slow to forgive ; suspicious and always
imagining danger, and, instead of endeavoring
to subdue trouble, meeting it half way. In life
he will be moderately successful, and enjoy a
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portion of happiness. In love he will display
an amorous disposition, and be passionately at-
tached to his mistress, until she yields to his
wishes, or marries him ; he will then grow indif-
ferent, and rove until some other object fixes
A woman born at this time^will be of a stu-
dious, industrious, and sedentary disposition —
will be much attached to the employment she is
brought up to; in love she will be constant and
moderate — she will make a kind and tender
mother, and an affectionate wife.
Pisces, or the Fishes.
About the twentieth of the month the sun
enters this sign : a man born at this time will
be designing, intriguing, selfish, unfaithful to
his engagements; he will be mean, and subser-
vient to those whom he thinks he can make use-
ful to his schemes ; but his end once obtained,
he will take every opportunity to injure and be-
tray them : in poverty he will be a sycophant,
in prosperity a tyrant — haughty to equals and
inferiors. In life he will generally be unsuccess-
ful, although for a time he will often appear to
have succeeded : in love he will be careless, in-
different, and unsteady — he will make a severe
father, and an unkind husband.
A woman born at the same period will be of
obliging manners, delicate in her ideas, open,
and sincere in her friendships, an enemy to de-
ceit — in love she will be faithful, and moderate-
ly inclined to the joys of Venus : she will be
affectionate to her family ; make a good and ten-
der mother and be a prosperous and excellent
Aries , or the Ram.
About the twentieth of the month the sun
enters this sign ;. a man born at this period will
be of a bashful, meek, and irresolute disposi-
tion, hard to provoke to a quarrel, but difficult
to be appeased when roused : in life he will be
for the most part happy and contented — in love
he will be faithful and constant, moderately ad-
dicted to its pleasures — he will be a kind, affec-
tionate father, a good husband, a sincere friend,
and of an industrious turn.
A woman born at the same time will be mod-
est, chaste, good-tempered, cleanly in her habits,
industrious, and charitable — in love she will be
faithful, and in life she will be rather happy
than otherwise, but be little concerned about
worldly affairs — she will make an amiable
mother, be decently fond of her husband, and
moderately given to the joys of Hymen.
Taurus, or the Bull.
About the twentieth of the month the sun
enters this sign : a man born at this time will
be of a strong and robust constitution, faithful
to his engagements, industrious, sober, and
honest, but prone to anger — in life he will be ar-
dent in his pursuits, but will meet with many
vexations and disappointments — in love he will
be extremely amorous, much given to women,
of a jealous disposition, liable to infidelity to the
marriage bed, but on the whole a good husband,
and a kind father — he will be extremely desir-
ous of roving in the world, and establishing a
A woman born at this period will be of a
courageous and resolute disposition, of an indus-
trious turn, impatient of control, desirous of
praise, and not easily daunted, fond of domestic
life, much attached to those pleasures that are
consistent with virtue, fond of her husband, in-
dulgent to her children, and a sincere friend,
and liberal benefactress — she will be happy in
the connubial state, and pass her time with
much satisfaction. -
Gemini, or the Twins.
About the twentieth of the month the sun en
ters this sign : a man born at this period will be
of an undaunted courage, of a sweet and cheer-
ful temper, of a lively imagination, stern in his
resentments, though not easily provoked — he
will be very ambitious of distinguishing him-
self for his learning and his knowledge of his
profession or trade — in life he will be inclined
to traveling, especially in foreign countries — he
will meet with many crosses, and much perse-
cution, but will bear them all with manly forti-
tude, and great patience — he will be immoder-
ately attached to women, placing all his happi-
ness in their arms — he will make a good father,
but an unfaithful husband.
A woman born at this period will be of a
peevish and fretful temper — she will be vindic-
tive and revengeful, not very industrious, but
inclined to neatness in dress and in her house
— in love she will be credulous and jealous,
much inclined to the pleasures of the marriage
bed — in life she will meet with many disagree-
able interruptions to her peace of mind, but be
of a generous disposition, kind to her children,
affectionate to her husband, and liberal to her
Cancer, or the Crab,
About the twentieth of the month the sun en-
ters this sign: a man born at this period will be
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
of an industrious and sober disposition, diffident
of his own abilities, not easily excited to mirth,
firm and inflexible in his determinations — in
life, he will be faithful to his engagements, suc-
cessful in his pursuits, and kind to his fellow-
creatures — in love he will be sincere, moderate-
ly inclined to the joys of Hymen, faithful to the
nuptial bed, a tender father, and a kind hus-
A woman born at this time will be of a cap-
tious temper inclined to industry, and fond of
merriment and good cheer — in life she will be
persevering in her undertakings, tenacious of
her own opinion, but without provoking obsti-
nacy — she will be much inclined to the pleas-
ures of love in a lawful manner, will make a
good wife, and an affectionate mother, and en-
joy a reasonable share of happiness and tran-
Leo, or the Lion.
About the twentieth of the month the sun en-
ters this sign : a man born at this period will be
of an unruly, turbulent, rapacious, and quarrel-
some disposition, always inclined to dispute
with his neighbors, and enter into lawsuits — in
life he will be for ever scheming, without ac-
complishing his ends ; he will be troublesome
to others and to himself, and for the most part
be unhappy — in love he will be indifferent,
making it a secondary consideration — he will be
unfaithful whenever his interests so dictate — he
will make a morose husband, and a negligent
A woman born at this time will be of an
abusive and quarrelsome disposition, indolent
and peevish in her temper, fond of calumniat-
ing her neighbors — she will be little inclined to
the pleasures of love, be a very indifferent
mother, and a sluttish wife — in life she will be
perpetually in scrapes, and be for the most part
unhappy herself by endeavoring to make
Virgo, or the Virgin.
About the twentieth of the month the sun en-
ters this sign : a man born at this period will be
of rather a timid disposition, though not
cowardly — he will be honest and sincere in his
dealings, much reserved in conversation, cau-
tious in his undertakings, good-tempered and
mild, gentle in his behavior and sober in his
conduct — in life, he will be tolerably happy,
and moderately successful — in love he will be
much inclined to lawless pleasures, yet affec-
tionate to his wife — he will make a good father,
and a tender husband.
A woman born at this time will be of a very
honest, sincere, and candid disposition, much
inclined to cleanliness in her person, of warm
desires, modest speech, fond of connubial joys,
and faithful to her husband — she will make a
good mother, and an industrious wife.
Libra, or the Balance.
About the twentieth of the month the sun en-
ters this sign : a man born at this period will
be of an honest, sober, and upright disposition,
faithful and just in his dealings, a great lover
of truth, and an enemy to quarrels and disturb-
ances — in life he will be highly respected,
whatever may be his situation, rich or poor — if
he arrives at honors and places of conse-
quence, he will still retain a veneration for his
old friends, protect them to the utmost of his
power, and conduct himself with temper and
moderation — in love he will be no enemy to
the pleasures of wedlock, but make an affection-
ate husband and a kind father.
A woman born at this time will be of a pru-
dent, modest, and virtuous disposition, dignified
in her manners, affable and agreeable in her
conversation, generous in her temper, in life
she will be very happy — in the business of love
she will only consider it as a duty in obedience
to her husband, and will make an obedient and
complying wife, and a careful and attentive
Scorpio, or the Scorpion.
About the twentieth of the month the sun en-
ters this sign : a man born at this period will
be of an amiable and solid disposition, of a
lively imagination, prudent in his conduct, and
agreeable in his manners. In life he will be
subject to many cruel and severe hardships, he
will have many enemies, be suspected of plots
and conspiracies against the state ; he will be
persecuted and calumniated, but by the inter-
position of friends he will be raised by his mer-
its, in the end triumph over his enemies, and be
extricated from his difficulties. In love he will
be faithful and sincere, much addicted to the
delights of the connubial state, but obliged to
make his passions yield to his other concerns in
life ; he will be a fond father and an affection-
A woman born at this time will be of a rash,
imperious, intriguing, and designing disposition,
of an unsteady and disagreeable temper, and
inclined to liquor. In life her schemes will
generally miscarry through her own folly and
want of conduct. In love she will yield to its
pleasures only with a view to serve her purpose,
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and she will be tickle and unfaithful — make a
bad wife, savage mother, and be the cause of
her family's Unhappiness.
Sagittarius, or the Archer.
About the twentieth of the month the sun en-
ters this sign ; a man born at this period will
be of a cold, phlegmatic disposition, of little
sensibility, furious when in a passion, implaca-
ble in his resentments, punctual in his dealings.
In life he will be generally successful, easily
led by others, and frequently deceived. In love
he will be moderate in his passions, caressing
his wife merely for the sake of getting children,
to whom he will make an excellent father, but
will be a morose and tyrannical husband.
A woman born at this time will be of a mas-
culine disposition, much addicted to calumniate
others, and spreading scandalous reports of
those she does not like ; in her behavior she
will be imperious and disagreeable, a great
scold, and inclined to strong liquors and quar-
relling. In life she will make many enemies
by her want of conduct and little regard to
what she says, be rather unhappy and unsuc-
cessful in her pursuits. In love she will be
constant, but expect to govern her husband —
she will expect him to do strict justice to the
marriage bed, to the pleasures of which she
will be immoderately attached; she will love
her children but be negligent of them — she
will be fond of her husband, whilst he gives
her her own way, and strictly performs the
marriage rites; but if they are neglected, she
will lead him a wearisome life, and prove un-
Capricorn, or the horned Goat.
About the twentieth of the month the sun
enters this sign : a man born at this time will
be of an ambitious, turbulent, and restless dis-
position, troublesome to himself and others, of
a dull and lazy habit, void of reflection, and of
unpleasant manners. In life he will be un-
happy and unfortunate, owing to his own rash-
ness and want of consideration. In love he
will be exceedingly amorous, much attached to
the female sex, rather fickle in his affections,
but kind and loving to his wife, punctual in the
discharge of the nuptial duties ; he will make a
bad father, but a good husband.
A woman born at this time will be of a
meek, sober, and amiable disposition, a good
neighbor, and a sincere friend, fearful and tim-
orous, but of engaging manners. In life she
will be rather happy than otherwise, and easily
restrained from doing wrong. In love she will
be of a warm constitution, and yield easily to
the solicitations of her lovers; in the married
state she will be faithful and kind, strongly at-
tached to the hymenial duties, and forward in
exacting them of her husband ; she will be a
tender mother and a good wife, though ex-
tremely credulous of every thing she hears.
It will be necessary to observe, that the dis-
positions and events we have mentioned will be
more forcible in proportion to the progress the
sun has made in the sign ; and that they will be
considerably altered by a junction of any of the
other planets with the sun as their motion is
very unequal, we can only lay down the gen-
eral influence they have, leaving it to the judg-
ment of our readers to apply them : we shall
here lay down a plan by which they will be en-
abled to ascertain what planet was mostly in
conjunction with the sun at the time of their
birth. When you have ascertained positively
the month and the day, examine your own dis-
position, and that with strict impartiality,
neither attributing to yourself virtues you do
not possess, nor ascribing to yourself vices to
which you are not addicted. Separate all your
qualities in your mind, and try which of them
has the greatest sway ; by these means you will
easily discover what planet was predominant at
the time of your birth — from what we are go-
ing to describe of them and their influence over
Is the most malignant of all the planets, and is
thirty years passing through the twelve signs ;
thus it happens very rarely that the sun enters
the same sign with him, at the same time, which
is absolutely necessary to give an influence over
man. This may be deemed a very fortunate
circumstance for mankind, as persons who are
born under his influence are morose, sour, ty-
rannical, cruel, and bloody in their dispositions,
given to murder and robbery, in short, worse
than savages. Whenever blood is wantonly
shed, or murder is attended with any shocking
barbarity, you may be well assured that Saturn
presided at the birth of those who perpetrated
such foul deeds, it being the character of this
Is twenty-three months in performing his revo-
lution through the signs — his conjunction with
the sun therefore happens but seldom ; those
born under this planet are remarkable for their
ungovernable ambition, to gratify which they
would trample down the lives and fortunes of
their fellow-creatures without remorse, and
sever the dearest and most tender ties which
nature has given to man.
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Is also twenty-three months journeying through
the signs — persons born under the influence of
this planet which seldom comes in conjunction
with the sun, are remarkable for their desire
for glory, and the reputation of being coura-
geous. Thus it is that men frequently destroy
their fellow-creatures to satisfy their idle appe-
tites, and acquire a reputation for" what they
falsely conceive to be courage and glory.
Is the most benignant of all the planets, she
presides over and inspires that secret desire,
that natural impulse which pervades all creat-
ures to propagate their species, that which
nothing can give so sure, so durable, and such
frequent transport to the thinking mind ; that
inspiration to love each other which is found in
the sexes, depends entirely on her constant at-
tendance on the sun. Without Venus a tire-
some and stupefying apathy would diffuse itself
over the whole creation ; it is to her benign and
maternal influence is owing the existence of
that desire that constantly urges us to seek in
each other the comforts which no individual is
capable of finding in himself; and it is her
alone that keeps this vivifying spark alive in the
human breast. Her mildness restrains and
meliorates the rugged suggestions of the other
planets; it is thus that frequently we witness
the ambitious man losing sight of his object,
and retiring to enjoy the exquisite bliss which a
judiciously selected female alone can bestow,
thus we see the hardy and veteran soldier after
the fatigues of battle solacing himself in the
embraces of a favorite female companion, thus
we see the miser, whose very soul is absorbed
in treasure, and who deprives himself of every
comfort and necessary of life, under the benign
influence of this planet, suffering a beloved
woman to bring forth his hoards and unlock
those chests that the calls of his own nature,
and the distresses of his fellow-creatures, es-
sayed to open in vain — in short, every bliss of
which the lover partakes is owing to the influ-
ence of this planet, who, happily for mankind,
is found frequently in conjunction with the
genial sun : Venus may, with great truth be
said to light the torch of Hymen.
Is equally benignant with Venus, but hath a
different influence over man ; he is the sun's
constant companion and it is to him that we are
indebted for wit, memory, understanding, vivac-
ity, and health — but for the predominance of
some other planet less favorable to man we
should enjoy a state of uninterrupted happiness,
be equal in privileges, and be in constant felicity
from the influence of this beneficent star.
Performs her journey through the signs in about
thirty-eight days, when she has the superiority ;
at the birth of an infant he is dull, inactive,
heavy, frigid, insensible to those scenes that
take place around him, his blood circulates
feebly through his veins, he is a stranger to the
joys of love, and nothing but the irresistible
power of Venus can arouse him from his leth-
argy, or set his passions afloat. He is incap-
able of sincere attachment, and is like a blank
in the universe, neither enjoying himself nor
promoting the happiness of others.
We shall now present our readers with ac-
curate lists of Lucky and Unlucky Days, with
which we shall conclude this division of our
LIST OF UNLUCKY DAYS,
Which, to those Persons being males born on
them, will generally prove unfortunate.
January, 3, 4.
February, 6, 7, 12, 13, 19, 20.
March, 5,6, 12, 13.
May, 12, 13, 20, 21, 26, 27.
June, I, 2, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24.
July, 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18.
October, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 31.
November, I, 3.
Almost all persons (being of the male sex)
that are born on the days included in the fore-
going table, will, in a greater or less degree
suffer, not only by pecuniary embarrassment
and losses of property, but will also experience
great distress and anxiety of mind, much dis-
satisfaction, dissension, and unhappiness in
their family affairs, much disaffection to each
other among the married ones, (indeed few of
them can ever be happy in the married state,)
trouble about their children, daughters forming
unfortunate attachments, and a variety of un-
toward events of other descriptions which our
limits do not allow us to particularize. The in-
fluence of these days are of a quality and
tendency calculated to excite in the minds of
persons born on them, an extraordinary itch for
speculation, to make changes in their affairs,
commence new undertakings of various kinds,
but all of them will tend nearly to one point —
loss of property and pecuniary embarrass-
ments. Such persons who embark their capi-
tal 'on credit in new concerns or engagements,
will be likely to receive checks or interruptions
to the progress of their schemes or undertak-
ings. Those, who enter into engagements in-
tended to be permanent, whether purchases,
leases, partnerships, or in short any other spec-
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ulation of a description which cannot readily be
transferred; or got rid of will dearly repent
They will find their affairs from time to time
much interrupted and agitated, and experience
many disappointments in money matters,
trouble through bills, and have need of all their
activity and address to prop their declining
credit ; indeed almost all engagements and
affairs that are entered upon by persons born on
any of these days will receive some sort of
check or obstruction. The greater number of
those persons born on these days will be sub-
ject to weakness or sprains in the knees and
. ankles, also diseases and hurts in the legs.'
LIST OF UNLUCKY DAYS,
Which to those persons [being' females) bom
on them will generally prove unfortunate.
January, 5, 6, 13, 14, 20, and 21.
February, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, and 23.
March, 1, 2, 8, 9, 16, 17, 28, and 29.
April, 24 and 25.
May, 1, 2, 9, 17, 22, 29, and 30.
June, 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, and 19.
July, 3 and 4.
September, 9 and 16.
October, 20 and 27.
November, 9, 10, 21, 29, and 30.
December, 6, 14, and 21.
We particularly advise all females born on
these days to be extremely cautious of placing
their affections too hastily, as they will be sub-
ject to disappointments and vexations in that re-
spect ; it will be better for them (in those mat-
ters) to be guided by the advice of their friends,
rather than by their own feelings, they will be
less fortunate in placing their affections, than in
any other action of their lives, as many of these
marriages will terminate in separations, di-
vorces, &c. Their courtships will end in elope-
ments, seductions, and other ways not neces-
sary of explanation. Our readers must be well
aware that affairs of importance begun at in-
auspicious times, by those who have been born
at those periods when the stars shed their
malign influence, can seldom, if ever, lead to
much good ; it is, therefore, that we endeavor
to lay before them a correct statement drawn
from accurate astrological information, in order
that by strict attention and care, they may avoid
lalling into those perplexing labyrinths .from
which nothing but^ that care and attention can
save them. The list of days we have above
given, will be productive of hasty and clandes-
tine marriages — marriages under untoward cir-
cumstances, perplexing attachments, and as a
natural consequence, the displeasure of friends,
together with family broils, dissensions, and
divisions. We now present our readers with a
LIST OF DAYS
USUALLY CONSIDERED FORTUNATE.
With respect to Courtship, Marriage, and
Love affairs in general — Females that
were born on the following days may ex-
pect Courtships and prospects of Mar-
riage, and which will have a happy ter-
January, 1, 2, 15, 26, 27, 28.
February, 11, 21, 25, 26.
March, 10, 24.
April, 6, 15, 16, 20, 28.
May, 3, 13, 18, 31.
June, 10, 11, 15, 25, 22.
July, 9, 14, 15, 28.
August, 6, 7, 10, II, 19, 20, 25.
September, 4, 8, 9, 17, 18, 23.
October, 3, 7, 16, 21, 22.
November, 5, 14, 20.
December, 14, 15, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25.
Although the greater number, or indeed
nearly all the ladies that are born on the days
stated in the preceding list, will be likely "to
meet with a prospect of marriage, or become,
engaged in some love affair of more than ordi-
nary importance, yet it must not be expected
that the result will be the same with all of
them ; with some they will terminate in mar-
riage — with others in disappointment — and
some of them will be in danger of forming
attachments that may prove of a somewhat
troublesome description. We shall, therefore,
in order to enable our readers to distinguish
them, give a comprehensive and useful list,
showing which of them will be most likely to
Those born within the limits of the succeed-
ing List of Hours, on any of the preceding
days, will be the most likely to marry — or will,
at least, have Courtships that will be likely to
have a happy termination.
LIST OF FORTUNATE HOURS.
January 2d. From 30 minutes past 10 till 15
minutes past II in the morning; and from
15 minutes before 9 till 15 minutes before
1 1 at night.
15th. From 30 minutes past 9 till 15 min-
utes past 10 in the morning ; and from 30
minutes past 7 till 15 minutes past 1 1 at
26th. From 30 minutes past 8 till 15 min-
utes past 9 in the morning ; and from 7 till
15 minutes past 10 at night.
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
February nth and 12th. From 30 minutes
past 7 till 15 minutes past 8 in the morn-
ing; and from 15 minutes past 6 till 15
minutes before 9 at night.
2ist. From 7 till 15 minutes before 8 in the
morning; and from 15 minutes past 5 till
15 minutes before 8 at night.
25th and 26th. From 15 minutes before 7
till 30 minutes past 7 in the morning ; and
from 15 minutes before 5 till 30 minutes
past 7 in the evening.
March 10th. From 5 till 1 5 minutes before 6
in the morning ; and from 4 in the after-
noon till 15 minutes before 7 in the even-
April 6th. From 15 minutes past 4 till 5 in the
morning ; and from 30 minutes past 2 till
15 minutes past 5 in the afternoon.
20th. From 30 minutes past 3 till 15 min-
utes past 4 in the morning ; and from 30
minutes past 1 till 15 minutes past 4 in the
May 3d. From 15 minutes before 3 till 30
minutes past 3 in the morning ; and from
15 minutes before 1 till 30 minutes past 3
in the afternoon.
13th. From 2 till 15 minutes before 3 in the
morning ; and from 12 at noon till 15 min-
utes before 3 in the afternoon.
1 8th. From 15 minutes before 1 till 30 min-
utes past 2 in the morning; and from 15
minutes before 1 2 at noon till 30 minutes
past 2 in the afternoon.
31st. From 15 minutes before I till 30 min-
utes past I in the morning; and from 15
minutes past 10 in the morning till 15 min-
utes before I in the afternoon.
June 10th and nth. From 15 minutes past 10
till I in the afternoon ; and from 12 at night
till I in the morning.
15th. From 10 in the morning till 2 in the
afternoon; and from 15 minutes before 12
at night till 15 minutes before I in the
25th. From 15 minutes past 9 in the morn-
ing till 12 at noon; and from II to 12 at
29th. From 9 in the morning till 1 5 minutes
before 12 at noon; and from 15 minutes
before II till 15 minutes before 12 at
July 9th. From 15 minutes past 8 till n in
the morning ; and from 10 till 1 1 at night.
14th and 15 th. From 8 till 1 1 in the morn-
ing; and from 10 till 1 1 at night.
28th. From 7 till 10 in the morning ; and
from 9 till 10 at night.
August 6th and 7th. From 30 minutes past 6
till 15 minutes past 9 in the morning; and
from 15 minutes past 8 till 15 minutes past
9 at night.
10 and 11th. From 15 minutes past 6 till 9
in the morning ; and from 8 till 9 in the
19th and 20th. From 30 minutes past 5 till
30 minutes past 8 in the morning ; and from
30 minutes past 7 till 30 minutes past 8 in
25th. From 15 minutes past 5 till 8 in the
morning ; and from 7 till 8 in the even-
September 4th. From 15 minutes before 5 till
30 minutes past 7 in the morning ; and from
30 minutes past 6 till 30 minutes past 7 in
8th and 9th. From 30 minutes past 4 till 15
minutes past 7 in the morning ; and from
15 minutes past 6 till 15 minutes past 7 in
17th and 1 8th. From 5 till 15 minutes before
5 in the morning ; and from 1 5 minutes
before 6 till 15 minutes bo fore 7 in the
23d. From 30 minutes past 3 till 30 minutes
past 5 in the morning ; and from 30 min-
utes past 5 till 30 minutes past 6 in the
October 3d. From 3 till 15 minutes before 6
in the morning; and from 15 minutes past
4 till 15 minutes past 5 in the afternoon.
7th. From 15 minutes before 3 till 30 min-
utes past 5 in the morning ; and from 30
minutes past 4 till 30 minutes past 5 in the
1 6th. From 2 till 5 in the morning ; and
from 4 till 5 in the afternoon.
2 1 st and 22d. From 15 minutes before 2 till
30 minutes past 4 in the morning ; and from
30 minutes past 3 till 15 minutes past 4 in
November 5th. From 1 till 15 minutes before
4 in the morning; and from 15 minutes
before 3 till 15 minutes before 4 in the
14th. From 15 minutes past 12 till 3 in
the morning ; and from 2 till 3 in the after-
20th. From 15 minutes before 12 till 15
minutes past 2 in the morning; and
from 15 minutes past 1 till 2 in the after-
December 14th and 15th. From 10 till 30
minutes past 12 in the morning; and from
12 at noon till 15 minutes before 1 in the
1 8th and 19th. From 15 minutes before 10
at night till 15 minutes past 5 in the morn-
ing; and from 30 minutes past 11 till 15
minutes past 1 2 at night.
January 3d. From 30 minutes past 10 till 15
minutes past 1 1 in the morning ; and from
15 minutes before 9 till 15 minutes past
1 1 at night.
j 2th and 13th. From 15 minutes past 9 till
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
10 in the morning; and from 15 minutes
before 8 to 30 minutes past 10 at night.
iStli. From 9 till 15 minutes before 10 in
the morning; and from 15 minutes past 7
till 10 at night,
27th. From 9 till 15 minutes before 10 in
the morning; and from 7 till 15 minutes
before 10 at night.
February 1st. From 8 till 30 minutes past 8 in
the morning ; and from 6 till 30 minutes
past 8 in the evening.
nth and 1 2th. From 15 minutes before 8 till
30 minutes past 8 in the morning, and from
15 minutes before 6 till 30 minutes past 8
in the evening.
17th. From 7 till 15 minutes before 8 in the
morning; and from 15 minutes past 5 till 8
in the evening.
March 1st. From 30 minutes past 6 till 15 min-
utes past 7 in the morning; and from 30
minutes past 4 till 15 minutes past 7 in
1 6th and 17th. From 30 minutes past 5 till
15 minutes past 6 in the morning; and from
15 minutes before 4 till 30 minutes past 6
in the evening.
19th, 20th, 2 1st, 22d, 23d,* 24th, and 25th.
From 30 minutes past 5 till 30 minutes past
6 in the morning; and from 30 minutes
past 3 till 15 minutes past 6 in the evening.
26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th. From 15
minutes past 5 till 15 minutes before 6 in
the morning; and from 1 5 minutes past 3
till 6 in the evening.
April 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th. From
30 minutes past 4 till 30 minutes past 5 in
the morning ; and from 30 minutes past 2
till 5 in the afternoon.
10th, nth, 12th, 13th, and 14th. From 1 5
minutes before 4 till 1 5 minutes before 5 in
the morning and from 2 till 30 minutes past
4 in the afternoon.
19th, 20th, 2 1 st, 22d, and 23d. From 30
minutes past 4 in the morning; and from
15 minutes before 2 till 30 minutes past 4
in the afternoon.
25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th. From 3 till 4
in the morning; and from 15 minutes past
I till 15 minutes before 4 in the afternoon.
May 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th. From 15
minutes past two till 15 minutes past 3 in
the morning ; and from 30 minutes past 1 2
at noon till 15 minutes past 3 in the after-
9th, 10th, nth, 1 2th, and 13th. From 2 tvj
3 in the morning ; and from 15 minutes past
1 2 at noon till 3 in the afternoon.
1 6th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22d.
From 15 minutes before 2 till 15 minutes
before 3 in the morning ; and from 1 2 at
noon till 15 minutes before 3 in the after-
23d, 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th. From 15
minutes past 1 till 15 minutes past 2 in the
morning ; and from 30 minutes past 1 1 in
the forenoon till 15 minutes past 2 in the
June 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, and 6th. From 15
minutes past 10 in the morning till 1 in the
afternoon; and from 15 minutes past 12 at
night till 15 minutes past I the next morn-
nth. From 15 minutes past 10 in the morn-
ing till 15 minutes before I in the after-
noon; and from 12 at night till 1 the next
20th. From 30 minutes past 9 in the morn-
ing till 12 at noon; and from 11 till 12 at
25th. From 15 minutes past nine in the
morning till 15 minutes past 12 at noon;
and from n till 12 at night.
July 5th. From 15 minutes before 8 till 15
minutes past 10 in the morning ; and from
15 minutes before 10 till 15 minutes before
1 1 at night.
9th. From 15 minutes past 8 till 1 1 in the
morning; and from 15 minutes past 10 till
1 1 at night.
19th. From 30 minutes past 7 till 10 in the
morning; and from 15 minutes past 9 till 15
minutes past 10 at night.
24th. From 7 till 15 minutes before 10 in
the morning; and from 9 till 10 at night.
August 2d and 3d. From 30 minutes past 6 till
15 minutes before 9 in the morning ; and
from 30 minutes past 8 till 30 minutes past
9 at night.
6th. From 15 minutes before 6 till 9 in the
morning ; and from 30 minutes past 7 till
30 minutes past 8 at night.
22d. From 15 minutes past 5 till 8 in the
morning ; and from 15 minutes past 7 till 15
minutes past 8 at night.
September 1st. From 4 till 15 minutes before
7 in the morning; and 6 till 7 in the even-
5th. From 30 minutes past 4 till 15 minutes
before 7 in the morning; and from 30 min-
utes past 6 till 30 minutes past 7 in the
14th. From 15 minutes before 4 till 30 min-
utes past 6 in the morning ; and from 30
minutes past 5 till 30 minutes past 6 in the
29th. From 15 minutes before 3 till 30 min-
utes past 5 in the morning ; and from 30
minutes past 4 till 30 minutes past 5 in the
October 3rd. From 3 till 15 minutes befoi
in the morning; and from 15 minutes be-
fore 5 till 15 minutes before 6 in the even-
1 2th. From 15 minutes past 2 till 5 in the
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morning; and from 15 minutes before 4
till 30 minutes past 4 in the afternoon.
1 8th and 19th. From 30 minutes past I till
4 in the morning; and from 15 minutes be-
fore 3 till 30 minutes past 4 in the after-
November loth and nth. From 30 minutes
past 12 at night till 15 minutes past 3 in
the morning ; and from 30 minutes past 1
till 30 minutes past 2 in the afternoon.
15th and 1 6th. From 12 at night till 15 min-
utes before 3 in the morning; and from 15
minutes past I till 2 in the afternoon.
29th and 30th. From 15 minutes past II at
night till 2 in the morning ; and from I till
1 5 minutes before 2 in the afternoon.
December 8th and 9th. From 15 minutes past
10 at night till I in the morning ; and from
30 minutes past 12 at noon till 30 minutes
past I in the afternoon.
14th, 15th, and 1 6th. From 10 at night till
15 minutes before I in the morning ; and
from 15 minutes beforfc 12 till 30 minutes
past 12 at noon.
23rd and 24th. From 1 5 minutes past 1 1 till
1 2 at noon, and from 1 5 minutes past 9 till
1 2 at night.
28th. From 15 minutes past 10 till II in the
morning; and from 9 till 15 minutes before
1 2 at night.
We do not presume to assert that every lady
born on the last mentioned times, will be ex-
empt from all descriptions of trouble during the
whole of their lives, but that they will never (in
spite of whatever may happen to befall them)
sink below mediocrity. Even servants and those
born of poor parents will possess some superior
qualities — get into good company — be much
noticed by their superiors, and will, in spite of
any intervening difficulties, establish themselves
in the world, and rise much above their sphere
It has often been recorded, and though a
singular observation, experience has shown it to
be a true one, that some event of importance is
sure to happen to a woman in her thirty-first
year, whether single or married ; it may prove
for her good, or it may be some great evil or
temptation; therefore we advise her to be
cautious and circumspect in all her actions. If
she is a maiden or widow, it is probable she will
marry this year. If a wife that she will lose
her children or her husband : — She will either
receive riches or travel into a foreign land : at
all events, some circumstance or other will
take place during this remarkable year of her
life, that will have great effect on her future
fortunes and existence.
The like is applicable to men in their forty-
second year, of which so many instances have
been proved that there is not a doubt of its
truth : Observe always to take a lease for an
odd number of years ; even are not prosperous.
— The three first days of the moon are the best
for signing papers, and the first five days as
well as the twenty-fourth for any fresh under-
taking. But we cannot but allow that a great
deal depends on our own industry and persever-
ance, and by strictly discharging our duty to
God and man, we may often overcome the
malign influence of a bad planet, or a day
marked as unlucky in the book of fate.
BOOK THE SECOND.
Or f the Art of Fortune-Telling by Transposi-
tion of Names,
It has often been remarked, although it is a
fact by no means commonly known, that the
names given to children at the baptismal font
joined to their family or surnames, and added
to titles which may be bestowed upon them in
after-life, often point out many circumstances
and events which may befall the parties upon
whom such names have been bestowed ; and
that if their parents had paid more attention to
this part of Astrological divination, those names
which were unlucky might, by due care and at-
tention, have been avoided, while those of a
more fortunate description might have been se-
lected for their children, and have been ren-
dered even still more valuable and fortunate, by
being conjoined with others of a like nature. In
order that our readers may have a clearer in-
sight into this branch of fortune-telling, and
which appears to have been strangely neglected
by modern practitioners, we shall lay before
them a few specimens of this admirable system
of discovering the events of our checkered exist-
ence ; and from a study of which they will read-
ily learn how to avoid bestowing on their
children such as are of a malignant nature ;
and, at the same time, perceive how the secret
influence of the stars that preside at our birth,
act in the minutest manner — even to the giving
of that name at our baptism, which oftentimes
explains to the bearer of it, if he could then but
know it, those events which will assuredly be-
fall him in the course of his life.
Of the antiquity of this science it is scarcely
necessary to speak — it may however be as well
to remark, that it was formerly in the highest
repute among the astrologers of the early ages,
and even some of our ancient English writers
have not disdained to advocate its cause. One
of these, the celebrated Cccmden, has in his
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" Remains 99 bequeath to the world an excellent
treatise on this Subject 1 le refers the origin of
tins invention to the time of Moses, and con-
es that it might have had some share in the
mystical traditions, afterward called Cabala,
communicated by that divine lawgiver to the
Chosen seventy. — That this art was practiced by
the ancient Egyptians there cannot be a doubt, as
there are even now remaining several of the
names of the Egyptian monarchs which have
been transposed and fully point out the princi-
pal events of their lives. The Greeks also
practiced the art, but we do not find any ex-
amples among the Romans, which is somewhat
surprising, as their seers, astrologers, and sy-
bils practiced almost every species of divination.
Among modern nations, the French appear to
have distinguished themselves for their pro-
ficiency in it, and which, Camden says, "they
exceedingly admire and celebrate for the deep
antiquity and mystical meaning thereof." In-
deed, to such a height did that nation carry the
practice of this art in the early ages, that there
were kept lists of lucky and unlucky names, and
particular care was taken, when bestowing a
name on a child, that such only should be
given as could, by transposition, be formed into
some fortunate signification. But this often
failed, for even those very names which, when
transposed, contained this fortunate significa-
tion ; yet, by a second transposition, sometimes
quite the contrary would be indicated, and
" Foil those, who would have foiPd the stars."
Having thus introduced this subject to our
readers, and fully proved its antiquity, it only
remains for us to lay before them such speci-
mens of the art, as may enable them to practice
upon their own names, and by so doing become
acquainted with that principal occurrence of
their lives, which may be for their future good
or evil ; and if the latter, by possessing such
foreknowledge, by caution and good conduct on
their parts, alleviate or prevent its affects. We
shall take these instances from the names of
well known characters, by which it will be in-
stantly seen how immediate is the connection
between the name of the party and the princi-
pal event of their lives. And first with the
name of Bonaparte, which is perhaps the most
complete specimen of the art we could possibly
lay before our readers, and if properly trans-
posed fully shows in each transposition the
character of the man, and points out that unfor-
tunate occurrence in his life, which ultimately
proved his ruin — thus
NO, APPEAR NOT ON ELBA.
In the name of Wellington we find his future
glory perfectly prophesied — thus
ARTHUR WELLESLEY, Duke of Welling.
LET WELL FOILED GAUL secure thy re-
And the like in that of Nelson, — thus
HONOR EST A NILO,
Which in English means " Honoris to be found
at the Nile!"
In the name of SIR FRANCIS BURDETT,
we find FRANTIC DISTURBERS,
which fully prophesies the busy scenes of pop-
ular riot and disturbance in which he would be
In the name of the late lamented Princess
Charlotte, we have another proof of the infalli-
bility of this art — thus
PRINCESS CHARLOTTE AUGUSTA OF
HER AUGUST RACE IS LOST, O ! FATAL
The following anagram on James Vlth of
Scotland, fully proves that his future fortune
was predicted at his baptism — thus
CHARLES JAMES STUART
CLAIMS ARTHURS SEAT,
and accordingly, on the death of Queen Eliza-
beth, he became James I. of England, and
thereby possessed the throne which the name
given him at his birth plainly foretold !
The above will be sufficient to instruct our
readers in this very entertaining and infallible
mode of discovering future events. It may be
necessary to observe, that some names will not
easily form into separate words without the ad-
dition or subtraction of one or more, letters :
this is always allowable, — for instance, K may
be substituted for C — I for J — V for U — and
These specimens will be sufficient to prove
the infallibility of this art ; and many of our
readers will find, if they transpose the letters of
their own names after the same fashion, that
their future good or ill fortune will be thereby
plainly pointed out.
BOOK THE SECOND.
Or, the Art of Fortune-Telling by the lines
of the hand : — commonly called
The practical part of chiromancy, is that
which gathereth probable predictions from
lines, the places of the planets in the hand, and
from the notes and characters every where
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
pointed and marked out in the hands and fin-
gers. Our readers will therefore be careful to
let the following series be duly observed : —
LIST OF THE LINES IN THE HAND.
i. — Cardiaca, or the line of life.
2. — Epatica, or the liver line ; also called the
3. — Sephalica, or the line of the head and
4. — Thoralis, or the table line.
5. — Restricta, or the dragon's tail.
6. — Via Solis, or the sun's way.
7. — Via Lactea, or the milky way.
8. — Via Saturnia, or Saturn's way.
9. — Cingulum Veneris, or the girdle of Venus.
10. — Via Martis, or the way of Mars.
11. — Mons Veneris, or the mount of Venus.
12. — Cavea Martis, or the cave of Mars.
13. — Mons Javis, or Jupiter's mount.
14. — Mons Saturn, or Saturn's mount.
15. — Mons Solis, or the Sun's mount.
16. — Locus Lunce, or the Moon's place.
17. — Mons Mercurii, or the mount of Mercury.
18. — Mensa, or the table containing the part of
19. — Pollex, or the thumb.
20. — Index, or the fore finger.
21. — Medius, or the middle finger.
22. — Annularis, or the ring finger.
23. — Auricularis, or the little finger.
It has been a question whether we should
give judgment by the right hand or by the left,
for it is certain, that in one hand the lines and
other signatures are very often more manifest,
and are thus more plain to be seen and per-
spicuous than in the other, as well in the hands
of gentlemen as ladies.
In consequence of this, many authors have
been doubtful as to whether in both sexes the
right or left hand is to be taken, or whether the
right hand of a gentleman (as some teach,)
and the left of a lady only.
To this we answer, that the hand (in both
sexes) should be used, which shows and exhib-
its the lines thereof most clearly, and abounds
with a series of characters and signs, yet so, as
that the other, whose lines are more obscure,
may pay its contribution. If in both hands
they consent, and appear to be fair and comely,
they declare a constancy of fortune and health.
The cause of which said diversity is this, he
who is born in the day time, and hath a mascu-
line planet (the Sun, Saturn, Jupiter or Mars,)
lord of his geniture, bears the more remarkable
sign in his right hand, especially when the sign
ascending is also masculine. The contrary
happens to them that are born by by night, as
often as a feminine planet predominates, and
the sign ascending is also feminine. If both
hands agree, it must be, that in a diurnal na-
tivity the feminine planets rule ; or that there
falls out a mixture of masculine and feminine ;
so in the nights by the contrary reason, which
diversity must necessarily be observed.
I.— OF THE LINE OF LIFE.
This is also called Cardiaca, or the Heart
1. This being broad, of a lively color, and
decently drawn in its bounds, without intersec-
tions and points, shows the party long lived,
and subject but to few diseases.
2. If slender, short, and dissected with ob-
verse little lines ; and deformed either by a
pale or black color, it presageth weakness of the
body, sickness, and a short life.
3. If orderly joined to the natural mean,
and beautified in the angle with parallels, or a
little across, it argues a good wit, or an even-
ness of nature.
4. If the same have branches in the upper
parts thereof, extending themselves toward
the natural mean, it doth signify riches and
5. If these branches be extended toward
the restricta, it threatens poverty, deceits, and
unfaithfulness of servants.
6. If in this line there be found some con-
fused little lines, like hairs, be assured of dis-
eases, and they to happen, in the first age.
When they appear below, if towards the cavea,
in the middle; if inwards the patica, in the de-
7. If this line be any where broken, it
threatens extreme danger of life in that part of
the age which the place of the breach showeth ;
for you may find out the dangerous or diseased
years of your age : this line being divided into
seventy parts, you must begin your number and
account from the lower part thereof, near re-
stricta, for the number falling where the branch
is, determines the year.
8. If the character of the sun (as commonly
it is made by astrologers) be ever found in this
line, it presages the loss of an eye ; but if two
such characters, the loss of both eyes.
9. A line ascending from the vital, be
neath the congress of it and the epatica to the
tuberculum of Saturn showeth an envious man,
who rejoiceth at another's calamity, the site of
others concurring. This also frequently shows
a most perilous Saturine disease in that where-
in it toucheth the vital, and it is much worse if
it cut the same.
10. But such a line passing from the vital
to the annular, to the ring finger, promiseth
honors to ensue, from or by the means of some
famous lady, or to receive some great favor or
present from some lady of honor.
11. The vital line being thicker than ordi«
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nary al the end under the fore linger, denotes a
laborious old age.
[2, A line passing through the vital to the
Mars, foretells of wounds and fevers,
also of misfortunes in journeys.
II._Of foe EPATICA, or NATURAL
i. This line being straight, continued, and
not dissected by obverse little lines, denotes a
2. If it be short or broken, and reach not
beyond the concave of the hand, it shows dis-
ind shortness of life.
3. Hy how much more the same is pro-
duced, by so much longer the life may be war-
4. If cut at the end thereof by a small in-
tervening line, it threatens poverty in old age.
5. If in the upper part it be distant from
the vital by a great space, it shows distemper-
atures of the heart, as palpitation, syncope, &c.
6. This also shows prodigality, especially if
the table be broad.
7. If tortuous (that is, if it wind and turn
several ways,) unequal, of a different color,
and dissected, it argues an evil constitution of
the liver, and thence diseases, proceeding from
the weakness thereof : covetousness also, and a
depravity both of nature and wit, especially if
it be under the region of the middle finger, and
approach toward the cardiaca, thereby making
a short or narrow triangle.
8. If decently drawn and well colored, it is
a sign of a cheerful and ingenious disposition.
9. If it has a sister, it promises inheritances.
10. If continued with some little hard knots,
it denotes manslaughters, either perpetuated, or
to be committed, according to the number of
these said knots.
11. If therein a cross be found under the
region of the middle finger, it announces death
to be at hand.
12. If it terminates with a fork toward the
ferient, it is a sign of depraved wit, of hypo-
crisy and evil manners.
13. When it tends to the mensa, it is a
token of a slanderous and reproachful tongue,
and of envy.
14. When it projects a remarkable cleft
through the vital to the mons veneris, and the
sister of Mars, especially if the same be of a
ruddy color, it warns you to be aware of
thieves, and also intimates fraud and deceit of
15. This cleft likewise insinuates a most
vehement heat of the liver, proceeding from the
rays of Mars ; so that the life becomes in dan-
ger, seeing that the line of life is dissected.
16. This line having some breach, yet such
a one as that, nevertheless it seems to be al-
most continued, shows that the manner of life
will be, or is, already changed ; and this in a
declining age, if the breach be under the ring
finger ; but, if under the middle finger, in the
strength of years.
III.— OF THE CEPHALICA, OR LINE OF
1. This is called the line of the head and
brain, which, if (arising from the place in a
due proportion) it connects the lines of the
liver and heart in a triangular form, have a
lively color, and no intersection falling out be-
tween, doth declare a man of admirable pru-
dence, and one of no vulgar wit and fortune.
2. By how much more decent the triangle
is, so much better shall the temperature, wit,
and courage be : but if it be obtuse, it argues
an evil disposed nature, and a man that is rude.
If no triangle, far worse — a fool, &c, with a
3. The superior being a right angle, or not
very acute, foretells the best temperature' of the
heart ; but when it is too acute, especially if it
touch the line of life, upon the region of the
middle finger, it argues covetness.
4. The left angle, if it be made upon the
natural mean in the ferient, and be a right
angle, confirms the goodness of the intellect.
5. But when the cephalica projects unequal
clefts to the mons lunae, thereby making unusual
characters; in gentlemen it denounces weak-
ness of the brain, and dangerous sea voyages,
but in the ladies' hands it shows frequent sor-
rows of mind, and difficulties in child-bearing.
6. Equal lines (thus projected) presage the
contrary in both sexes, viz. in gentlemen, a
good composure of the brain, and fortunate
voyages by sea : in ladies, cheerfulness and fe-
licity in child-bearing,
7. This one thing is peculiar to the cephal-
ica ; if it project a cleft or a manifest star, up-
ward to the cavea martis, it signifies boldness
and courage ; but if it let fall the same down-
ward, thefts, &c.
8. The cephalica, joined to the dragon's tail
by a remarkable concourse, promises a prudent
and joyful old age.
9. The same drawn upward in the shape of
a fork, toward the part of fortune, signifies
subtlety in managing affairs, and also craftiness
either to do good or bad.
10. If in this said fork a mark appears re-
sembling the part of fortune, as it is noted by
astrologers, that gives an ansurance of riches
and honor to succeed by ingenuity and art.
IV— OF THE THORAL LINES.
I. This is also called the line of fortune ; it
is termed likewise the mensa, because it makes
up the table of the hand ; which said line,
when it is long enough, and without incisures,
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argues a due strength in the principal members
of man, and also constancy ; the contrary if it
be short, crooked, cut or parted.
2. If it terminate under the mount of Saturn,
it shows a vain lying fellow.
3. If projecting small branches to the mount
of Jupiter, it promises honors.
4. If there it be naked and simple, it is a
sign of poverty and want.
5. If cutting the mouth of Jupiter, cruelty
of mind and disposition, with excessive wrath.
6. If it projects a breach between the fore
and middle finger in a gentleman, it threateneth
a wound in his head ; in a lady, danger in
7. Three lines ascending directly upward
from this line, viz. one to the space between the
middle and fore finger, a second to the space
between the middle and ring finger, and a third
to the space between the ring and the little
finger, argues a contentious person in many
8. A little line only thus drawn to the in-
terval or space between the middle finger and
the ring finger, sorrow or labor.
9. If annexed to the natural mean, so that
it makes an acute angle, it bringcth sorrow and
10. If the natural mean be wanting, and the
thoral annexed to the vital, it threatens decolla-
tion, or a deadly wound.
11. If no mensa at all, it shows a man
malevolent, contentious, faithless, inconstant,
and of base condition.
12. Confused little lines in the mensa, de-
note sickness ; if under Mercury, in the former
part of the age, under the sun, in the prime
thereof; under the middle finger, in old age.
13. When in this line there are certain
points observed, they argue strength of the
genitals, and burning lust.
V.— Of the CAUDA DRACONIS, or the
RESTRICT A, and the Lines arising thence.
1. If this be double or treble, and drawn by
a right and continued track, it promiseth a good
composure of the body.
2. That line which is nearest the hand, con-
tinued, and of a good color, assureth of great
3. But if the same line be cut in the middle,
crooked and very pale, it announces debility of
body and want of all things.
4. A cross or star upon the restricta, fore-
shows tranquillity of life in old age.
5. If there be a star, simple or double, or
any lines near the tuberculum of the thumb ;
in ladies they denote misfortune or infamy.
6. A line running from the restricta through
the mons veneris, presageth adversities, either
by the means of some kindred or a wife.
7. A line extended from the restricta to the
mons lunae, denotes adversities and private
enemies; if it be crooked, it doubles the evil,
and betokeneth perpetual servitude.
8. Such a line also being clear and straight,
and reaching so far as the region of the moon,
foretells many journeys by sea and land.
9. If it extend to the tuberculum of the
fore finger, it informs the gentlemen that he
shall live in a foreign country in great estima-
10. If to the epatica, it argues an honest
behavior and prolongeth life.
11. If to the mons solis (be it simple or
double,) it shows exceeding good, and enableth
to govern or rule in great affairs.
12. By the same reason, if it pass to the
mons Mercurii, it betokeneth that the gentleman
is of a sufficient capacity for any employment.
But, if it reach not the mons Mercurii, but is
broken about the middle and end beneath the
mons Mercurii, that makes out a prating fellow,
a liar, &c.
13. If directly ascending to the mons Sat-
urni, it signifies a good position of Saturn in
the geniture, whose decree shall shortly follow.
But if crookedly both toward the restricta and
the epatica especially, it shows man laborious,
VI.— Of the VIA SOLIS, or the Sun's Way.
This being whole, equally drawn and well
colored promiseth the favor of great men and
great honors. But if dissected and unequal, the
contrary, and exposes to divers impediments,
and envy in attaining the same.
VII.— Of the VIA LACTEA, or the Milky
This well proportionate and continued pres-
ages that journeys will be fortunate both by sea
and by land, a ready wit, and the favor of the
ladies (Venus assenting,) of a composed and
graceful speech ; but if it be cut or distorted, it
argues infelicity and lies : but whole and as-
cending to the little finger, it is a sign of great
VIII.— Of the SATURNIA, or the Line of
1. This being fully and wholly protracted to
the middle finger, is an argument both of pro-
found cogitations, and likewise of fortunate
events in counsels and actions.
2. Combust or deficient, an evil sign por-
tending many misfortunes, unless either posi-
tions favor it.
3. Bending backward in the cavea of the
hand, toward the ferient, in the form of a semi-
circle, threatens imprisonment.
4. A line drawn from the vital through the
epatica to the tuberculum of Saturn (if it touch
the Saturnia,) the same.
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IX.— Of the CINGULUM VENERIS, or the
Girdle of Venus.
If this line have a sister, it argues intemper-
ance and lust in both sexes, and baseness in
venereal concessions, a filthy man, especially
who abhors not an abominable unnatural crime ;
and, if dissected and troubled, it shows losses
and infamy by reason of lusts.
X.— Of the VIA MARTIS, the Way or Line
of Mars, or the Vital Sister.
This fine (as often as it appeareth) augments
and strengthens the things signified by the car-
diaca, but particularly, it promises good success
In war, provided it be clear and red.
Some Observations concerning Lines.
1. The quantity of all lines must be wisely
observed, that is, the length and depth ; so like-
wise their quality, that is, their complexion and
shape, whether they are crooked or straight ;
next their action, which is to touch or cut other
lines. Their passion to be touched or cut of
others ; and, lastly, their place and position.
2. We must know, that the lines are some-
times prolonged until certain years of our age,
otherwise shortened ; now they wax pale, then
they become plain and strong, and as it were
luxuriate with a kind of redness, and this as
well in the principal as less principal lines.
Again, as touching the less principal, and such
as are found in the tubercula of the planets, it
is most certain, that some do one time quite
vanish, and that at another time others arise of
a different shape and complexion ; the cause of
which, I suppose to be no other than the vari-
ous progressions of the alphabetical places in
their nativities ; that is to say, fortunate and un-
fortunate, to the influence whereof man himself
is wonderfully subject. The signs of his hand
are presented at different times with quite dif-
ferent faces. Such a virtue, such a love, resid-
eth in the imagination of the greater world to-
toard the lesser. And therefore, the most stu-
dious in chiromancy cannot attain the knowl-
edge of particulars by one inspection only, made
to a certain year of the person's age; things
that worthily merit our observations, yet known
or approved of but by a few.
XL— The MENSA, or part of FORTUNE.
1. This space being great and broad, and
the figure decent, declares a liberal man, mag-
nanimous, and of a long life.
2. But if small and narrow, it indicates a
slender fortune and fearfulness.
3. A cross or star within it, clear and well
proportioned especially under the region of the
ring finger, betokeneth honors and dignities to
ensue from, or by means of great and noble
personages. If the character of Jupiter, it
then promises great ecclesiastical dignities, &c.
4. The same star or cross tripled, excel-
lently increaseth portents of good fortune ; but
if it be cut by confused little lines, the good
fortune is thereby diverted, and anxieties and
labors threatened in defending his honors, espe-
cially if they are under the region of the ring
5. A cross or star in the uppermost part of
the mensa, is a sign of fortunate journeys.
6. The mensa sharpened by the concourse
of the thoral and cardiac lines, point out deceits
and danger of life.
7. If no mensa be found in the hand, it
shows obscurity both of life and fortune.
8. Good and equal lines in this space do de-
clare the fortune to be good, but if evil and dis-
composed they quite overthrow it.
9. A little circle shows perfection of wit,
and the obtaining of sciences, the others assent-
XII.— Of the FINGERS,— The POLLEX, or
Overthwart lines, that are clear and long un-
derneath the nail and joint of the thumb, con-
fer riches and honor. A line passing from the
upper joint of the thumb to the cardiaca,
threatens a violent death, or danger, by means
of some married lady. Lines every where dis-
persed in the lower joint of the thumb, describe
men that are contentious, and such as rejoice in
scolding, &c. A line surrounding the thumb in
the middle joint, portends the man shall be
hanged. Equal furrows drawn under the lower
joint thereof, argue riches and possessions. If
the first or second joint want incisures, it shows
drowsiness and idleness.
XIIL— The INDEX, or Fore Finger.
Many lines in the uppermost joint and they
proceeding overthwartly, denote inheritances;
by running so in the middle joint, an envious
and evil disposed person.
Right lines running between these joints, de-
clare (in the ladies) a numerous issue. In
gentlemen, bitterness of the tonge. If they are
in the first joint near unto Jupiter's mouth, they
manifest a jovial disposition, that is they point
to the man whom Jupiter favored well in his
nativity. That woman who hath a star in the
same place, may safely be pronounced unchaste
XIV.— MEDIUS, or the Middle Finger.
This finger presenting little gridirons in the
joints thereof, plainly declares an unhappy and
melancholy wit, but if equal lines, it manifesteth
fortune by metals, &c. A star there presages a
violent death by drowning, &c, If a cross line
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
be extended from the root thereof upward,
through the whole finger into the end of the
last joint it argues folly and madness.
XV.— ANNULARIS, or the Ring Finger.
A line arising from mons solis, and ascending
by a right track through the joints thereof, it
shows a noble frame. Equal lines in the first
joint demonstrates honor and riches. Over-
thwart lines, the enmity of great men. How-
beit, if these lines shall seem to be intersected,
it is the better, because they argue impedi-
XVI.— AURICULARIS, or the Little Finger.
From the joint thereof, as from the mount
itself are judgments and decrees passed con-
cerning merchandize, favors, and a star in the
first joint near the tuberculum, argues ingenuity
Other obtuse signs the contrary; but when
there appear unfortunate signs in the first and
second joints, they mark out a thief and a very
deceitful person. If adverse lines in the last
joint, perpetual inconstancy.
Some there are who predict the number of
wives from the little lines in the mons Mercurii
at the outmost part of the hand, and I have of-
ten observed them come at the truth ; but yet I
will not confirm any thing in this respect, be-
cause it properly appertains to Venus and her
If the end of this finger reach not so far as
to touch the last joint of the ring finger, it sig-
nifies a wife most imperious in all things, the
truth thereof is often proved.
Observations on the Fingers.
The structure of the hand itself is most ad-
mirable in respect to the proportion it beareth
to the face, and certain parts thereof, which is
i. The whole hand is of equal length with
2. The greater joint of the fore finger equals
the height of the forehead.
3. The other two (to the extremity of the
nail) is just the length of the nose, viz. from
the intercelia, or place between the eyebrows to
the tip of the nostrils.
4. The first and greater joint of the middle
finger, is just as long as it is between the
bottom of the chin, and the top of the under
5. But the third joint of the same finger is of
equal length, with the distance that is between
the mouth and the lower part of the nostrils.
6. The largest joint of the thumb gives the
width of the mouth.
7. The distance between the bottom of the
chin, and the top of the lower lip, the same.
8. The lesser joint of the thumb is equal to
the distance between the top of the under lip,
and the lower part of the nostrils. The nails
obtain just the half of their respective upper-
most joints, which they call omychios.
BOOK THE FOURTH.
Or, the Science of foretelling future events
by Moles, Marks, Scars, or other signs on
the skin. Showing their situation, and
by that the indication they give of a per-
sons disposition and future lot in life.
These little marks on the skin; although
they appear to be the effect of chance, or acci-
dent, and might easily pass with the unthinking
for things of no moment, are nevertheless of the
utmost consequence, since from their color, sit-
uation, size, and figure, may be accurately gath-
ered the temper of, and the events that will
happen to the person bearing them ; though moles
are, in their substances, nothing else than ex-
crescences, or ebullitions which proceed from
the state of the blood whilst the fcetus is con-
fined in the womb, yet they are not given in
vain, as they are generally characteristic of the
disposition and temper of those that bear them ;
and it is also proved by daily experience, that
from the shape, situation, and other circum-
stances, they bear a strong analogy to the events
which are to happen to a person in future life.
But before I presume to give any directions to
those who are to form the prognostic, who are
desirious to be duly enabled to pronounce an
infallible judgment, I shall, in the first place,
teach you herein the common prognostications
by moles found in the various parts of the body,
according to the doctrine of the ancients. And,
first it is essentially necessary to know the size
of the mole, its color, whether it be perfectly
round, oblong, or angular; because each of
these will add to or diminish the force of the
indication. The larger the mole, the greater
will be the prosperity or adversity of the per-
son ; the smaller the mole, the less will be his
good or evil fate. If the mole is round, it in-
dicates good ; if oblong, a moderate share of
fortunate events ; if angular, it gives a mixture
of good and evil ; the deeper the color, the
more it announces favor or disgrace ; the lighter,
the less of either. If it is very hairy, much
misfortune may be expected ; if but few long
hairs grow upon it, it denotes that your under-
takings will be prosperous.
We shall further remark only, that moles of a
middling size and color are those which we are
now going to speak of. The rest may be gath-
ered from what we have just above mentioned,
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
is it may frequently happen that modesty
will sometimes hinder persons from showing
then moles, you must depend upon their own
representation of them for your opinion.
On the Wrist, or between tkcti and the Fin-
Shows the person to be of an ingenious and in-
dustrious turn, faithful in his engagements,
rous and constant in his affections, rather of
a saving disposition, with a great degree of
sobriety ami regularity in his dealing. It fore-
shows a comfortable acquisition of fortune, with
a good partner, and beautiful children, but some
disagreeable circumstances will happen about
the age of thirty, which continue four of five
years. In a man, it denotes being twice mar-
ried — in a woman only once, but that she will
survive her husband.
Between the Elbow and the Wrist.
Shows a placid and cheerful disposition, indus-
try, and a love of reading, particularly books of
science, — it foretells much prosperity and hap-
piness toward the middle of life, but after hav-
ing undergone many hardships, if not impris-
onment—it also denotes that your eldest son
will rise to honors in the state, and marry a
woman not of his own country, who will bring
him much riches.
Near either Elbow t
Shows a restless and unsteady disposition, with
a great desire of traveling — much discontented
in the married state, and of an idle turn — it in-
dicates no very great prosperity, rather a sink-
ing than rising condition, with many unpleasant
adventures, much to your discredit — marriage,
to a person who will make you unhappy, and
children who will be disobedient, and cause you
On the right or left Arm,
Shows a courteous disposition, great fortitude,
resolution, industry, and conjugal fidelity — it
foretells that the person will fight many battles,
and be successful in all ; that you will be pros-
perous in your undertakings, obtain a decent
competency, and live very happy — it denotes
that a man will be a widower at forty, but in a
woman it shows that she will be survived by her
On the left Shoulder,
Shows a person of a quarrelsome and unruly
disposition, always inclined to dispute for tri-
fles, rather indolent, but much inclined to the
pleasures of love, and faithful to the conjugal
vows. It denotes a life much varied either
with pleasures or misfortunes — they indicate
many children, and moderate success, in busi-
ness, but dangers by sea.
On the right Shoulder,
Shows" a person of a prudent and discreet tem-
per, one possessed of much wisdom, given to
great secrecy, very industrious, but not very
amorous, yet faithful to conjugal ties — it indi-
cates great prosperity and advancement in life,
a good partner, and many friends, with great
profit from a journey to a distant country, about
the age of thirty- five.
On any part from the Shoulders to the
Shows and even and mild temper, given to
sloth, and rather cowardly, very amorous, but
unfaithful — it denotes decay in health and
wealth, with troubles and difficulties in the de-
cline of life, and much vexation from children.
On the Loins,
Shows industry and honesty, an amorous dispo-
sition, with great vigor, courage, and fidelity —
it foretells success in business, and in love,
many children, acquirement of riches and
honor, with much traveling — it also indicates a
great loss by lending of money, and quarrelling
among friends, who will attempt to decieve
On either Hip,
Shows a contented disposition, given to indus-
try, amorous and faithful in engagements, of an
abstemious turn — it foretells moderate success
in life, with many children, who will undergo
many hardships with great fortitude, and arrive
at ease and affluence by dint of their industry
On, the right Thigh,
Shows the person to be of an agreeable tem-
per, inclined to be amorous, and very courage-
ous — it also denotes success in life, accumula-
tion of riches by marriage, and many fine chil-
dren, chiefly girls.
On the left Thigh.
Shows a good and benevolent disposition, a
great turn for industry, and little inclined to the
pleasures of love — it indicates many sorrows in
life, great poverty, unfaithful friends, and im-
prisonment by false swearing.
On the left Knee,
Shows a hasty and passionate disposition, ex-
travagant and inconsiderate turn, with no great
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
iucliv ition to industry and honesty, much given
to the pleasures of Venus, but possessed of much
benevolence — it indicates good success in un-
dertakings, particularly in contracts, a rich mar-
riage, and an only child.
On the right Knee,
Shows an amiable temper, honest disposition,
and a turn for amorous pleasures and industry
— it foretells great success in love, and the
choice of a conjugal partner, with few sorrows,
many friends, and dutiful children.
On either Leg.
Shows a person of a thoughtless, indolent dis-
position, of an amorous turn, much given to ex-
travagance and dissipation — it denotes many
difficulties through life, but that you will sur-
mount them all — it shows that imprisonment
will happen to you at an early age, but that in
general you will be more fortunate than other-
wise ; you will marry an agreeable person, who
will survive you, by whom you will have four
children, two of which will die young.
On either Ankle \
Shows an effeminate disposition, given to fop-
pery in dres«, and cowardice in a man ; but in
a woman it denotes courage, wit, and activity —
they foretell success in life with an agreeable
partner, accumulation of honors and riches and
much pleasure in the affairs of love.
On either Foot,
Shows a melancholy and inactive disposition,
little inclined to the pleasures of love, given to
reading and a sedentary life — they foretell sick-
ness, and unexpected misfortunes, with many
sorrows and much trouble, an unhappy choice
of a partner for life, with disobedient and un-
On the right side of the Forehead, or right
Shows an active and industrious disposition,
much given to the sports of love — it denotes
that she will be very successful in life, marry
an agreeable partner, and arrive at unexpected
riches and honors, and have a son, who will be-
come a great man.
On the right Eyebrow,
Shows a sprightly active disposition, a great
turn for gallantry, much courage, and great
perseverance — it denotes wealth, and success in
love, war, and business ; that you will marry
an agreeable mate, live happy, have children,
and die in an advanced old age, at a distance
On the left Eyebrow, Te?nple, or side of the
Shows an indolent, peevish temper, a turn for
debauchery and liquor, little inclined to amor-
ous sports, and very cowardly — it foretells pov-
erty, imprisonment, and disappointments in all
your undertakings, with undutiful children, and
a bad tempered partner.
On the outside corner of either Eye ,
Shows a sober, honest, and steady disposition,
much inclined to the pleasures of love — it fore-
tells a violent death, after a life considerably
varied by pleasures and misfortunes — in general
it foreshows that poverty will keep at a dis-
On either Cheek,
Shows an industrious, benevolent, and sober
disposition, given to be grave and solemn, lit-
tle inclined to amorous sports, but of a steady
courage and unshaken fortitude — it denotes a
moderate success in life, neither becoming rich
nor falling into poverty — it also foretells an
agreeable and industrious partner, with two
children, who will do better than the parents.
On the Chin,
Shows an amiable and tranquil disposition, in-
dustrious and much inclined to traveling, and
the joys of Venus — it denotes that the person
will be highly successful in life, accumulating a
large and splendid fortune, with many respect-
able and worthy friends, an agreeable conjugal
partner, and fine children — but also indicates
losses by sea and in foreign countries.
On either Lip,
Shows a delicate appetite, a sober disposition,
and much given to the pleasures of love, of an
industrious and benevolent turn — it denotes
that the person will be successful in undertak-
ings, particularly in love affairs — that you will
rise above your present condition, and be greatly
respected and esteemed, that you will endeavor
to obtain some situation, in which you will at
first prove unsuccessful, but afterward prevail.
On the Nose,
Shows a hasty and passionate disposition, much
given to amorous pleasures, faithful to engage-
ments, candid, open, and sincere in friendship,
courageous and honest, but very petulant, and
rather given to drink — it denotes great success
through life and in love affairs, that you will
become rich, marry well, have fine children,
and be much esteemed by your neighbors and
acquaintance — that you will travel much, pa*
ticularly by water.
THE MYSTIC OBACLE.
On the Throat,
Shows .i friendly and generous disposition, of a
sober turn, given to industry, extremely amor-
ous, and much inclined to indulge in the joys
oi Venus — it denotes riches by marriage, and
great success afterward in your undertakings,
with fine children, who will go to a far distant
country, where they will marry, grow rich, and
return to their native land.
On the side of the Neck,
Shows a meek and sober disposition, moderate-
ly inclined to the pleasures of love, but firm
and steady in friendship, rather given to indus-
try — it denotes much sickness, and that you
will be in great danger of suffocation, but that
you will rise to unexpected honors and dignity,
receive large legacies, and grow very rich —
but also that your children will fall into poverty
On the right Breast^
Shows an intemperate and indolent disposition,
rather given to drink, strongly attached to the
joys of love — it denotes much misfortune in life,
with a sudden reverse from riches to poverty —
many unpleasant and disagreeable accidents,
with a sober and industrious partner — many
children, mostly girls, who will all marry well,
and be a great comfort to your old age — it
warns you to beware of pretended friends, who
will harm you much.
On the left Breast,
Shows an industrious and sober disposition, am-
orous, and much given to walking— it denotes
great success in life and in love, that you will
accumulate riches, and have many children,
mostly boys, w r ho will make their fortunes by
On the Bosom,
Shows a quarrelsome and unhappy temper,
given to low debauchery, and exceedingly am-
orous, indolent and unsteady — it denotes a life
neither very prosperous nor very miserable,
but passed without many friends or much es-
Under the left Breast over the Heart,
Shows a rambling unsettled disposition, given
to drinking and little careful of your actions :
very amorous, and much given to indulge indis-
criminately in the pleasures of love, in a man.
In a woman it indicates sincerity in love, in-
dustry, and a strict regard for character — in life
it denotes a varied mixture of good and bad
fortune, the former rather prevailing — it denotes
imprisonment for debt, but not of long duration.
To a woman it denotes easy labors, and chil-
dren who will become rich, live happy and re-
spected, and marry well.
On the right Side near any part of the Ribs,
Shows an indolent cowardly disposition, given
to excessive drinking, of an inferior capacity,
and little inclined to the pleasures of love— it
denotes an easy life, rather of poverty than
riches, little respected, a partner of an uneven
and disagreeable temper, with undutiful chil-
dren, who will fall into many difficulties.
On the Belly,
Shows an indolent slothful disposition, given to
gluttony, very selfish, addicted to the pleasures
of love and drink, negligent of dress, and
cowardly — it denotes small success in life,
many crosses, some imprisonment, and travel-
ing, with losses by sea ; but it foretells that
you will marry an agreeable partner of a sweet
temper, have children who will be industrious
and become very respectable in life. >
On the Privy Members, 07 parts,
Shows a generous, open and honest disposition,
extremely disposed to gallantry, and the joys of
Venus, given to sobriety, and of undaunted cou-
rage — it denotes great success in the latter part
of life, but many and severe misfortunes in the
former, which will be borne with fortitude — it
also foretells a happy marriage and fine chil-
dren, who will be happy, thrive well and grow
rich and respectable — in man it shows that he
will have natural children, who will cut a great
figure in life, but he will experience much
plagueand vexation from their mother.
BOOK THE FIFTH.
Or, Prognostics drawn from the Color and
Nature of the Hair of Men and Women,
as also from the Forehead, Eyebrows,
Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Chin, and whole as*
semblage of Features,
1. The gentleman whose hair is very black
and smooth, hanging far over his shoulders;
and in large quantity, is mild but resolute;
cool, until greatly provoked ; not much inclined
to excess of any kind, but may be persuaded to
it. He is constant in his attachment, and not
liable to many misfortunes.
2. A lady, of the same kind of hair, is mod*
erate in her desires of every kind, addicted U
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
reflection, and though not subject to violence in
love, is steady in her attachments, and no enemy
to its pleasures ; of a constitution neither vigor-
ous nor yet feeble.
3. If the hair is very black, short, and curl-
ing, the gentleman will be given to liquor,
somewhat quarrelsome, and of an unsettled
temper, more amorous, and less steady in his
undertakings, but ardent at the beginning of an
enterprise. He will be very desirous of riches,
but will often be disappointed in his wishes
4. The same may be said of a lady.
5. A gentleman with dark brown, long, and
smooth hair, is generally of a robust constitu-
tion, obstinate in his temper, eager in his pur-
suits, a lover of the fair sex, fond of variety, in
his ordinary pursuits exceedingly curious, and
of a flexible disposition. He will live long,
unless guilty of early intemperance.
6. A lady of the same kind of hair will be
nearly the same as the gentleman, but more
steady in her conduct and attachments, espe-
cially in love. She will be of a good constitu-
tion, have many children, be much respected,
en J°y g°°d health, and a reasonable share of
7. If the hair is short and bushy, it will
make very little alteration in the gentleman or
lady, but that the gentleman will be more for-
ward to strike when provoked, and the lady
will be more of a scold.
8. A gentleman with light brown long
smooth hair, is of a peaceable, even, and rather,
a generous temper ; will prevent mischief if in
his power, but when very much provoked will
strike furiously ; but is afterward sorry for his
passion and soon appeased; strongly attached
to the company of the ladies, and will protect
them from any insult. Upon the whole, he is
in general an amiable character, affable and
9. A lady of the same kind of hair, is
tender-hearted, but hasty in temper; neither
obstinate nor haughty ; her inclinations to love
never unreasonable; her constitution will be
good, but she will be seldom very fortunate. If
the hair is short and bushy, or apt to curl by
nature, the gentleman will be more industrious
and the lady more sedentary.
10. A gentleman with fair hair will be of a
weak constitution ; his mind given much to re-
flection, especially in religious matters. He will
be assiduous in his occupation, but not given to
rambling ; very moderate in his amorous
wishes, but not live to an old age.
11. A lady of this colored hair is on the
contrary of a good constitution ; never to be
diverted from her purposes ; very passionate in
love affairs, never easy unless when in com-
pany, and delights in hearing herself praised,
especially for beauty ; delights in dancing and
strong exercises, and commonly lives a great
12. A gentleman with long red hair is cun-
ning, artful and deceitful; he is very much
addicted to traffic of some kind, restless in his
disposition, constantly roving, and desirous of
enjoying the pleasures of love. He is covetous
of getting money, though he often spends it
foolishly ; he is indefatigable, and no obstacle
will induce him to forsake his enterprise until
he has seen the issue of it. He is inclined to
timidity, "but by reflection may correct it, and
pass for a man of courage.
13. A lady of the same kind of hair, is glib
of tongue, having words at will, talkative and
vain; her temper is impatient and fiery, and
will not submit to contradiction ; she has a con-
stant flow of spirits, and much given to the
pleasures of love. However delictate her per-
son may seem, her constitution is generally vig-
orous ; but she seldom lives to see old age, for
very obvious reasons; her promises are seldom
to be depended upon, because the next object
that engrosses her attention makes her forget-
ful of every thing that preceded it, and will
always resent any disappointment she may meet
I will now proceed to give some few instruc-
tions concerning the hair in other particulars, by
the following remarks : —
14. If the hair falls off at the fore part of
the head, the person will be easily led, though
otherwise rational, and will often find himself
duped, when he thinks he is acting right ; he
will likewise frequently meet with disappoint-
ments in money matters, which will either hurt
his credit, or force him to shorten his expenses.
15. If the hair falls off behind, he will be
obstinate, peevish, passionate, and fond of com-
manding others, though he has no right, and
will grow angry if his advice is not followed.
However preposterous, he will be fond of hear-
ing and telling old stories, and tales of ghosts,
goblins, fairies ; but will be a good domestic
man, and provide for his family to the utmost
of his power.
16. If the hair forms an arch round the
forehead, without being much indented at the
temples, both the gentleman and the lady will
be innocent, credulous, peaceable, moderate in
all their desires, and though not ardent in their
pursuits, will still be persevering. They will
be mild, moderate, good-natured, prosperous and
17. If the hair is indented at the temples,
the person will be affable, steady, good-na-
tured, prudent, and attentive to business, of a
solid constitution, and long lived.
18. If the hair descends low upon the fore-
head, the person will be selfish and designing ;
of a surly disposition, unsociable, and given to
drinking. He will also be addicted to avarice,
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
and his mind will be always intent upon the
means of carrying on his schemes, &c.
19. The forehead that is large, round, and
smooth, announces the lady or gentleman to be
frank, open, generous, and free, good-natured,
and a safe companion ; of a good understand-
ing, and scorns to be guilty of any mean
actions ; faithful to his promises, just in his
dealings, steadfast to his engagements and sin-
cere in his affections; he will enjoy a moderate
state of health, &c.
20. If the forehead is flat in the middle, the
gentleman or lady will be found to be vain-
glorious, and but little disposed to generosity ;
very tenacious of his honor, but brave ; he will
be fond of prying into the secrets of others,
though not with an intention of betraying
them ; he will be fond of reading newspapers,
history, novels, and plays ; ardent, and very
cautious of his own reputation, &c.
21. If there is a hollow across the forehead,
in the middle, with a ridge as of flesh above,
and another below, the gentleman will be a
good scholar, the lady a great manufacturer, or
attentive to whatever occupation she may be
engaged in. They will be warm in argument
or debate — they will be firm and steady in any
point they fix their minds upon, and by their
perseverance will generally carry their object,
yet they will meet with many crosses, but will
bear them with patience.
22. If the forehead jut out immediately at
and over the eyebrows, running flat up to the
hair, the gentleman or lady will be sullen,
proud, insolent, imperious, and treacherous ;
they will be impatient when contradicted, apt
to give great abuse, and to strike if they think
they can do it with advantage. They will also
impose upon any person, never forgiving an in-
jury, and by their misconduct make themselves
23. If their temples are hollow, with the
bones advancing toward the forehead on either
side, so that the space between must be neces-
sarily flat, with a small channel or indenture
rising from the upper part of the nose to the
hair, the gentleman or lacty will be of a daring
and intrepid temper, introducing themselves
into matters wherein they have no business, de-
sirous of passing for wits, and of a subtle and
enterprising nature ; greedy of praise, quick in
quarrel, and of a wandering disposition ; very
lewd, and full of resentment when they feel
their pride hurt. In short, they delight in mis-
chief, riots, &c.
24. If the eyebrows are very hairy, and that
hair long and curled, with several of the hairs
starting out, the gentleman or lady is of a
gloomy disposition, litigious, and quarrelsome,
although a coward; greedy after the affairs of
this world, perpetually brooding over some
melancholy subject, and not an agreeable com-
panion. He will be diffident, penurious, and
weak in his understanding; never addicted to
any kind of learning. He will pretend much
friendship, but will make his affected passion
subservient to his pecuniary designs, and also
given to drinking, &c., &c.
25. If a gentleman or lady has long eye-
brows, with some long hairs, they will be of a
fickle disposition, weak-minded, credulous, and
vain, always seeking after novelties, and neg-
lecting their own business ; they will be talk-
ative, pert, and disagreeable in company ; very
fond of contradiction, but will not bear disap-
pointment patiently; and will also be much
addicted to drinking, &c.
26. If the eyebrows are thick and even, that
is, without any or few starting hairs, the gentle-
man or lady will be of an agreeable temper,
sound understanding, and tolerable wit ;
moderately addicted to pleasure, fearful of
giving offence, but intrepid and persevering in
support of right ; charitable and generous, sin-
cere in their professions of love and friendship,
and enjoy a good constitution.
27. If the eyebrow is small, thin of hair, and
even, the gentleman or lady will be weak-
minded, timorous, superficial, and not to be de-
pended on ; they will be desirous of knowledge,
but will not have patience and assiduity enough
to give it the necessary attention ; they will be
desirous of praise for worthy actions, but will
not have spirit or perseverance enough to per-
form them, in that degree of excellence that is
requisite to attract the notice of wise men.
They will be of a delicate constitution, &c.
28. If the eyebrow is thick of hair toward
the nose, and goes off suddenly very thin, end-
ing in a point, the gentleman or lady will be
surly, captious, jealous, fretful, and easily pro-
voked to rage ; in their Jove they will be in-
29. The eye that is large, full, prominent,
and clear, denotes a gentleman or lady to be of
an ingenuous and candid disposition, void of
deceit, and of an even, agreeable, and affable
disposition ; modest and bashful in love, though
by no means an enemy to its gratification ; firm,
though not obstinate; of a good understanding,
of an agreeable but not brilliant wit ; but clem
and just in argument, inclined to extravagance,
and easily imposed upon.
30. The eye that is small, but advanced in
the head shows the gentleman or lady to be of
a quick wit, sound constitution, lively genius,
agreeable company and conversation, g
morals, but rather inclined to jealousy : attentive
to business, fond of frequently changing nil
place, punctual in fulfilling his engagements,
warm in love, prosperous in his undertakings,
and generally fortunate in most tilings.
31. The gentleman or lady whos
sunk in the head, is of a jealous, distrust ful.
THE MYSTIC RAGLE.
malicious, and envious nature, deceitful in their
words and actions, never to be depended upon ;
cunning in over reaching others, vain-glorious,
and associates with lewd and bad company,
32. The gentleman or lady who squints, or
have their eyes turned awry, will be of a pen-
urious disposition, but punctual in their deal-
33. A black eye is lively, brisk, and pene-
trating, and proves the person who possesses it
to be a sprightly wit, lively conversation, not
easily imposed upon, of a sound understanding,
but if taken on the weak side, may be led astray
34. A hazel eye shows the person to be of a
subtle, piercing, and frolicsome disposition,
rather inclined to be arch, and sometimes mis-
chievous, but good-natured at the bottom. He
will be strongly inclined to love, and not ever
delicate in the means of gratifying that pro-
35. A blue eye shows the person to be of a
meek and gentle temper, affable and good-
natured, credulous, and incapable of violent at-
tachments ; ever modest, cool, and undisturbed
by turbulent passions, of a strong memory, in
constitution neither robust nor delicate, subject
to no violent impressions from the vicissitudes of
life, whether gopd or bad.
36. A grey eye denotes the person to be of
weak intellects, devoid of wit, but a plain, plod-
ding, downright drudge, that will act as he is
spirited up by others. He will be slow in
learning anything that requires attention, how-
ever, he will be just to the best of his under-
37. A wall eye denotes the person to be a
hasty, passionate, and ungovernable temper,
subject to sudden and violent anger; haughty to
his equals and superiors, but mild and affable
to his inferiors.
38. A red, or as it is vulgarly called, a saucer
eye, denotes the person to be selfish, deceitful,
and proud, and furious in anger, fertile in the
invention of plots, and indefatigable in his reso-
lution to bring them to bear. Imperious in his
family, anxious for riches, and suspicious that
others are forming designs against him, is
ardent in love, but strongly attached to the first
object that catches his fancy.
39. A nose that comes even on the ridge,
flat on the sides, with little or no hollow be-
tweed the eyes, declares the man to be sulky,
insolent, disdainful, treacherous, and self-suffi-
cient ; if it has a point descending over the nos-
trils, he is avaricious and unfeeling, vain-
glorious and ignorant; peevish, jealous, quick
in resentment, yet a coward at the bottom.
40. A nose that rises with a sudden bulge a
little below the eyes, and then falls again into a
kind of hollow below, is petulant and noisy,
void of science, and of a very light understand-
41. The nose that is small, slender, and
peaked, shows the person to be of a fearful dis-
position, jealous, fretful, and insidious, ever
suspicious of those about him, catching at every
word that he can interpret to his own advan-
tage to ground his dispute upon, and also very
curious to know what is said and done.
42. The nose that is small, tapering round
in the nostrils, and cocked up, shows the person
to be ingenuous, smart, of a quick apprehension,
giddy, and seldom looking into consequences .
but generous, agreeable, so as to carefully avoid
giving offence ; but firm and resolute in doing
justice when he receives an injury.
43. The lips that are thick, soft, and long,
announces the person to be of weak intellects,
credulous, and slightly peevish; but by little
soothing easily brought back to a good humor.
He is much addicted to the pleasures of love, and
scarcely moderate in his enjoyment of them, yet
he is invariably upright in his conduct, and of a
timorous bashful temper.
44. If the under lip is much thicker than
the upper and more prominent, the person is of
a weak understanding, but artful, knavish, and
given to chicanery to the full extent of his
ability. He is of a cowardly nature, unless
strongly excited by another.
45. The lips that are moderately plump and
even, declare the person to be good-humored,
humane, sensible, judicious, and just, neither
giddy nor torpid, but pursuing in every particu-
lar a just medium.
46. The lips that are thin, show the person
to be of a quick and lively imagination, ardent
in the pursuit of knowledge, indefatigable in
labor, not too much attached to money, eager in
the pursuit of love, more brave than otherwise,
and tolerably happy in life.
47. The lips that are thin and sunk inwards,
denote the person to be of a subtle and perse-
vering disposition, everlasting in hatred, and
never sparing any pains to compass his revenge ;
in love or friendship much more moderate and*
48. The chin that is round, with hollow be-
tween it and the lip shows the person to be of a
good-humored disposition kind and honest ; he is
sincere in his friendship, and ardent in his love ;
his understanding is good, and his genius capa-
cious. If he has a dimple it makes him better.
49. The chin that comes down flat from the
edge of the lip, ends in a kind of chisel-form,
shows the person to be silly, credulous, ill-
tempered, and greedy of unmerited honors,
capricious, wavering and unsteady; he will
affect great modesty in the presence of others,
though he will not scruple to do the vilest actions,
when he thinks himself secure from discovery,
A dimple makes no alteration.
THE MYSTIC OBACLE.
50. The chin that is pointed upward; shows
the person to be much given to contrivances.
However fair he may speak to you, you can
never depend on his friendship, as his pur-
pose is only to make you subservient to his own
designs. In love his generosity will be of the
51. Of the face in general, I shall say, that
the person whose features are strong, coarse,
and unpleasant to the eye, is of a selfish, brutal,
rough, and unsocial disposition; greedy of
money, harsh in expression, but will sometimes
fawn with a bad grace to gain his ends.
52. The face that is plump, round, and
ruddy, denotes the person to be of an agreeable
temper, a safe companion, hearty and jovial,
fond of pompany, of sound principles and a
clear understanding, faithful in love, &c.
53. The face that is thin, smooth, and
even, with well-proportioned, features, shows
the person to be of a good disposition, but lively,
penetrating, and active ; somewhat inclined to
suspicion, yet of an agreeable conversation;
assiduous in the pursuits of knowledge, and
strongly addicted to the delights of love.
54. A face whose cheek bones jut out with
thin jaws, is of a restless and thinking disposi-
tion; fretful, and apprehensive of what may
happen on the slighest cause, or what may
never happen at all; always foreboding evil
without any plausible reason for such fears;
more disposed than capable of enjoying the
pleasures of love.
55. A face that is pale by nature, denotes a
timorous disposition, but greatly desirous of the
pleasures of love.
56. A face that is unequally red, whether
streaked or appearing in spots, shows the per-
son to be weak both in mind and body, yield-
ing easily to affliction and sickness.
57. A face blotched, shows, the person to be
addicted to drinking and vice, and not even
free from any vice, though they have frequently
the art to conceal the inclination.
58. The head that is large and round, shows
that the person has tolerable understanding, but
not near so good as he imagines; however,
upon the whole, he is rather harmless, and not
so much given to vice.
59. The head that is small and round, or if
the face comes tapering, shows the person of
acute, penetrating disposition, much given to
bantering and humor, but of very great sensi-
bility ; sometimes hurried by caprice, but com-
monly faithful in love.
60. The head that is flat on either side and
deep from the face to the back, shows the per-
son to be of a good understanding, deep pen-
etration, great memory, and of an even and
agreeable temper, but slow of belief, and not
easily imposed upon. He is warm in his af-
fections, just in his dealings, laborious ia
his profession, and much addicted to sobri-
We shall conclude this division of our work,
by presenting our readers with the following
curious and instructive information in Physi-
Strength of Body is known by a stiff hair,
large bones, firm and robust limbs, short muscu-
lar neck, firm and erect, the head and breast
high, the forehead short, hard, and peaked, with
bristly hair, large feet, rather thick than broad, |
a harsh unequal voice, and choleric com-
Weakness of Body is distinguished by a
small ill-proportioned head, narrow shoulders,
soft skin, and melancholy complexion.
The signs of Long life are strong teeth, a
sanguine temperament, middle stature, large,
deep, and ruddy lines in the hand, large
muscles, stooping shoulders, full chest, firm
flesh, clear complexion, slow growth, wide ears,
and large eyelids.
Short Life may be inferred from a thick
tongue ; the appearance of grinders before the
age of puberty, thin struggling and uneven
teeth confused lines in the hand, of a quick but
A Good Genius may be expected from a thin
skin, middle stature, blue bright eyes, fair com-
plexion, straight pretty strong hair, and affable
aspect, the eyebrows joined, moderation in mirth,
an open cheerful countenance, and the temples a
A Dunce may be known by a swollen neck,
plump arms, sides, and loins, a round head,
concave behind, a large fleshy forehead, pale
eyes, a dull heavy look, small joints, snuffing
nostrils, and a proneness to laughter, little
hands, an ill-proportioned head, either, too big
or too little blubber lips, short fingers, and thick
Fortitude is promised from a wide mouth, a
sonorous voice, grave, slow, and always equal,
upright posture, large eyes, pretty open and
steadfast, the hair high above the forehead, the
head much compressed or flattened, the fore-
head square and high, the extremities large and
robust, the neck firm though not fleshy, a large
corpulent chest, and brown complexion.
Boldness is characterized by a prominent
mouth, rugged appearance, rough forehead,
arched eyebrows, large nostrils and teeth, short
neck, great arms, ample chest, square shoulders,
and a froward countenance.
Prudence is generally distinguished by a
head which is flat on the sides, a broad square
forehead, a little concave in the middle, a soft
voice, a large chest, a thin hair, light eyes,
either blue, brown or black, large eyes, and an
A good Memory is commonly attached to
tnose persons who are smaller, yet better formed
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
in the upper than the lower parts, not fat but
fleshy, of a fair delicate skin, with the poll of
the head uncovered, crooked nose, teeth thick
set, large ears with plenty of cartilage.
A bad Memory is observable in persons
who are larger in their superior than inferior
parts, fleshy though dry and bald. — N. B. This
is expressly contrary to the opinion of Aristotle,
who says ; that the superior parts being larger
than the inferior signify a good memory, and
A good Imagination and thoughtful Dispo-
sition is distinguished by a large prominent
forehead, a fixed and attentive look, slow respir-
ation, and an inclination of the head.
A good Sight is enjoyed by those persons who
have generally black, thick, straight eye-lashes,
large bushy eyebrows, concave eyes, contracted
as it were inward.
Short-sighted People have a stern, earnest
look, small short eyebrows, large pupils and
Sense of Hearing, those who possess the
same in perfection, have ears well furnished
with gristle, well channelled and hairy.
The Sense of Smelling is most perfect in
those who have large noses, descending very
near the mouth, neither too moist nor too
A nice Faculty of Training is peculiar to such
as have a spongy, porous, soft tongue, well
moistened with saliva, yet not too moist.
Delicacy in the Touch belongs to those who
have a soft skin, sensible nerves, and nervous
sinews, moderately warm and dry.
Irascibility is accompanied by an erect pos-
ture, a clear skin, a solemn voice, open nostrils,
moist temples, displaying superficial veins,
thick neck, equal use of both hands, quick
pace, blood-shot eyes, large, unequal, ill-ranged
eyes, and choleric disposition.
Timorousness resides where we find a con-
cave neck, pale color, weak-winking eyes, soft
hair, smooth plump breast, shrill tremulous
voice, small mouth, thin lips, broad thin hands,
and small shambling feet.
Melancholy is denoted by a wrinkled counte-
nance, dejected eyes, meeting eyebrows, slow
pace, fixed look, and deliberate respiration.
An amorous Disposition may be known by a
fair slender face, a redundancy of hair, rough
temples, broad forehead, moist shining eyes,
wide nostrils, narrow shoulders, hairy hands
and arms, well shaped legs.
Gayety attends a serene open forehead, rosy
agreeable countenance, a sweet musical tone
of voice, an agile body and soft flesh.
Envy appears with a wrinkled forehead,
frowning, dejected, and squinting look, a pale
melancholy countenance, and a dry rough
Intrepidity often resides in a small body,
with red curled hair, ruddy countenance, frown-
ing eyebrows, arched and meeting, eyes blue
and yellowish, large mouth, and red lines in
Gentleyiess and Complacency may be dis-
tinguished by a soft and moist palm, frequency
of shutting the eyes, soft movement, slow,
speech, soft, straight and lightish-colored hair.
Bashfulness may be discovered by moist
eyes, never wide open, eyebrows frequently
lowered, blushing cheeks, moderate pace, slow
and submissive speech, bent body, and glowing
ears of a purple hue.
Temperance or Sobriety is accompanied with
an equal respiration, a moderate-sized mouth,
smooth temples, eyes of an ordinary size, either
fair or azure, and a short, flat body.
Strength of Mind is signified by light curled
hair, a small body, shining eyes, but a little de-
pressed, a grave intense voice, bushy beard,
large broad back and shoulders.
Pride stands confessed with arched eyebrows,
a large prominent mouth, a broad chest, slow
pace, erected head, shrugging shoulders, and
Luxury dwells with a ruddy or pale complex-
ion, downy temples, bald pate, little eyes, thick
neck, corpulent body, large nose, thin eyebrows,
and hands covered with a kind of down.
Loquacity may be expected from a bushy
beard, broad fingers, pointed tongue, eyes of a
ruddy hue, a large prominent upper lip, and a
sharp pointed nose.
Perverseness may be dreaded, when we per-
ceive a high forehead, firm, short, thick, im-
moveable neck, quick speech, immoderate
laughter, fiery eyes, and short fleshy hands and
Impudence may be inferred from fiery staring
eyes, eager look, circular forehead, round,
ruddy countenance, elevated chest, a flat nose,
and loud laughter, &c.
As connected with this part of our subject,
we subjoin the following Rules.
RULES TO KNOW THE TEMPER AND
DISPOSITION OF EVERY ONE.
The signs of a Choleric Disposition, are
1. The habit of the body hot in touch, dry,
lean, hard and hairy.
2. The color of the face yellow.
3. A natural dryness of the mouth and
4. The thirst great and frequent.
5. Activity and inquietude of the body.
6. The pulse hard, swift, and often beating.
7. The spittle bitter.
8. The dreams are most of yellow things, of
brawls, of fights, and quarrels.
THE MYSTIC OllACLti.
The Signs of a sanguine Constitution, are
1. The habit of the body hot in touch,
Beshy, soft and hairy.
The color of the body fresh, sanguine,
V natural and constant blush in the face.
4. The pulse soft, moist, and full.
5. The sweetness of the spittle.
(>. 1 )reams most commonly of red things, of
h Miity, feasting, dancing, music, and all jovial
and pleasing recreations.
7 . A continual habit of pleasantness and af-
8. Often affected with jests, mirth, and
The Signs of a Phlegmatic Constitution, are
1. The habit of the body cold and moist, in
touch soft, fat, gross, and not hairy.
2. A constant natural whiteness, or wan-
ness in the face.
3. The pulse soft, slow, and rare.
4. The thirst little, and seldom desiring
5. The dreams usually are of white things,
floods, inundations, and accidents belonging to
6. Sleep much and frequent.
7. Slowness and dullness of the body to ex-
The Signs of a Melancholy Constitution, are
1. The body in touch cold, dry, lean, and
2. The body of a dark, dull, gloomy, leaden
3. The spittle in little quantity, and sour.
4. Pulse little, rare, and hard.
5. The dreams often of black and terrible
things — as of spirits, ghosts, dreadful appari-
tions, choking and beheading; mad beasts, as
oxen, wolves, and tigers, ready to devour you.
6. Greatly oppressed with fear.
7. A stability in cogitations, and constancy
in the performance of the thing intended.
The Physiognomical Signs of a good Genius ,
A straight erect body, neither over tall or
short, between fat and thin, the flesh naturally
soft, the skin neither soft nor rough, but a me-
dium between ; the complexion white, verging
to a blush of redness ; the hair between hard
and soft, usually of a brown color, the head
and face of a moderate size, the forehead rather
high, the eyes manly, big, and clear, of a blue
or hazel color, the aspect mild and humane, the
teeth so mixed, that some are broad and some
are narrow, a subtle tongue, and the voice be-
tween intense and remiss, the neck comely and
smooth ; the channel-bone of the throat appear-
ing and moving ; the back and ribs not over
fleshy, the shoulders plain and slender, the
hands indifferently long and smooth, and equally
distant, the nails white, mixed with red, and
shining, and the carriage of the body erect in
BOOK THE SIXTH.
Or the Science of Foretelling Events by
Cards, Dice and Dominoes.
As many of those events about to happen
may be easily gathered from the Cards, we have
here affixed the definition which each card in
the pack bears separately ; by combining them
the reader must judge for himself, observing the
following directions in laying them out. First,
the person whose fortune is to be told, if a man,
must choose one of the four kings to represent
himself — if a woman, she must select one of the
queens ; then the queen of the chosen king, or
the king of the chosen queen will stand for the
husband or wife, mistress or lover of the party,
whose fortune is to be told, and the knave of
the suit for the most intimate person of their
family — you must then shuffle and cut the cards
well, and let the person whose fortune is to be
ascertained, cut them three times, showing the
bottom card : this must be repeated three times
— then shuffle them again, let them be cut
once, and display them in rows on the table,
taking care always to have an odd number in
each row, nine is the right numbe^r, and to
place your cards exactly under each other;
afi^r this consult the situation in which the per-
son stands by the definition we have here an-
nexed to each card, and after having repeated it
three times, form your conclusions ; remember
that every thing is within your circle as far as
you can count thirteen any way from the card
that represents the person, his wife or her hus-
band, and their intimate friend ; and also that
the thirteenth card every way is of the greatest
consequence ; either the whole pack, or only
the picquet cards may be used.
Another mode with the picquet cards is to
shuffle and cut them, take three cards from the
top ; if there be two of a suit, take out the
highest card ; if three, take all : when you have
gone through the pack, shuffle and cut the re-
mainder, and do as before, and repeat the same
a third time ; then take a general view of all
the cards drawn, and next couple them, a top
and a bottom card, then shuffle and cut them
into three heaps, laying one apart in the first
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
round to form a fourth heap ; the first heap at
the left hand relates to yourself entirely, the
next to your family ; the third is the confirma-
tion of the former two — you must proceed a
second and third time, adding each time one to
the single card, and then three single cards give
the connection of the operation ; observe, you
must add the card which represents the person
whose fortune is consulted to the three, if it be
not there already.
We have witnessed a great number of most
wonderful and useful conclusions which have
been produced by this science and many future
events have been foretold; but much depends
herein on the ingenuity and skill of the artist,
who after having duly obtained the true and full
meaning that each card in the pack bears sepa-
rately, and in its independent state, he must be
also most fully enabled to form, judge, and vary
all their several mixtures, company, and combi-
nations, which are easily deducted, and calcu-
lated by any person of an ordinary common ca-
pacity, for these cards (like the planets, men,
and other things) are often somewhat altered
and changed from their natural state by the
mixture of the company in which they are
found, which said rule must always be duly at-
tended to throughout the whole course of prac-
tice in the same. This divination by cards is a
kind of a geomantic lot, and these kind of lots
were always held in the highest estimation and
repute by the ancients, so that they would per-
form no work of great importance without first
consulting these kind of lots ; for whatever di-
vination and predictions of human events are
made and formed in this way and manner, must
of necessity, besides the lot, have some sublime
occult cause, which indeed shall not be a cause
by accident, such as Aristotle (and some in our
present day) describes fortune to be ; for, in the
series of causes, a cause by accident can never
be the prime and sufficient cause. No, we
must look higher, and find out a cause which
may know and intend the effect. It is no mat-
ter whether we make cards or any thing else
the instrument with which we work in these
high mysteries; let the instrument be what it
will, we well know how, and by whom, the
particular and general effects of every action,
subject, matter, and thing, are always produced ;
therefore we must not place this in corporeal
nature, but in immaterial and corporeal sub-
stances, which indeed administer the lot, and
dispense the signification of the truth ; as in
men's souls or departed spirits, or in celestial
intelligences. Now that there is in a man's
soul a sufficient power and virtue to direct such
kind of lots, it is hence manifest, because there
is in our souls a divine virtue and similitude,
apprehension and power of all things, and all
things have a natural obedience to it, and so of
necessity have a motion and efficacy to that
which the soul desires, with a strong vehement
desire, and all the virtues and operations of nat-
ural and artificial things obey it, when it is
carried forth into the excess of desire, and then
all lots of what kind soever are assisting to the
appetite of such a mind, and acquire to them-
selves wonderful virtues of passages, as from
that, so from the celestial opportunity in that
hour in which the excess of such like appetite
doth most of all exceed in it. And this is that
ground and foundation of all astrological and
geomantic questions; wherefore the mind being
thus elevated in the excess of any desire, taketh
of itself an hour and opportunity most conven-
ient and efficacious, on which the figure of the
heavens being made and set, the artist may
then judge the same, and plainly know con-
cerning any subject, matter, or thing, which he
may desire or be inquisitive to know. There-
fore, whatsoever kind of presage these sort of
lots portend and promise, it cannot be made by
mere chance, but form a spiritual cause, by
virtue whereof the phantasy or hand of him
that casteth the lot is moved, either by that
power which proceeds from the soul of the op-
erator, through the great excess of his affection,
or from a celestial influence, or from a certain
spirit assisting or moving from on high. Let
the said instruments, which are used in these
kind of operations, be made and composed of
what they will, whether of Cards, or Geo-
mancy, or any thing else, the effect is still the
same, seeing that there are a kind of certain
lots that have a divine power of oracles, and
are as it were indexes of divine judgment.
This method of using the cards is both inno-
cent and will afford you amusement, while that
common, destructive, and most pernicious habit
of gaming, would otherwise tend to promote
and complete the ruin of both your soul and
How many very respectable females have
there been thus ruined. How many fine young
men have there been brought to the scaffold,
and other such wretched doleful places, by this
most dangerous vice, gaming! We have
many times seen and witnessed, even in com-
mon families, living in country villages, that the
losers (even when they have been playing for
nothing) have had their countenances deranged
and disfigured to an excessive degree, accom-
panied by language the most diabolical they
could possibly invent, in order to vent their rage
and passion on what they term ill-luck, even to
the utter destruction of their souls and bodies,
together with the discomposure and abuse of
the company in which they chance to be mixed,
and are both a disgrace to themselves and all
around them ; yet this is what they generally
call an innocent game of cards ; let us ask our
readers what must be the case when they are
playing for large and considerable sums of
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money ! then their peace of mind, and the hap-
piness and tranquility of their poor unfortunate
families must go to ruin. — Reader, let us always
avoid such destructive and most dangerous com-
pany; lest we, like a great many other such
unfortunate beings, may chance to meet our re-
pentance when it comes too late.
The Ace of Clubs,
Is a letter, and promises great wealth, much
prosperity in life, and tranquility of mind.
The King of Clubs,
Announces a man who is humane, upright, af-
fectionate, and faithful in all his engagements —
he will be happy himself, and make every
one with whom he has connection so if he
The Queen of Clubs,
Shows a tender, mild, and rather amorous dis-
dosition; one that will probably yield her
maiden person to a generous lover before the
matrimonial knot be tied ; but that they will be
happy, love each other, and be married.
The Knave of Clubs,
Shows a generous, sincere, and zealous friend,
who will exert himself warmly for your interest
The Ten of Clubs,
Denotes great riches to come speedily from an
unexpected quarter — but it also threatens that
you will at the same time lose some very dear
The Nine of Clubs,
Shows that you* will displease some of your
friends by too steady an adherence to your own
way of thinking nor will your success in the
undertaking reconcile them to you, or procure
you your own approbation.
The Eeight of Clubs,
Shows the person to be covetous, and extremely
fond of money; that he will obtain it, but that
it will rather prove a torment than a comfort to
him, as he will not make a proper use of it.
The Seven of Clubs,
Promises the most brilliant fortune, and the
most exquisite bliss that this world can afford ;
but beware of the opposite sex, from them you
can alone experience misfortune,
The Six of Clubs>
Shows you will engage in a very lucrative part-
nership, and that your children will behave
The Five of Clubs, ,
Declares that you will shortly be married to a
person who will mend your circumstances.
The Four of Clubs,
Shows incontinence for the sake of money, and
frequent change of object.
The Tray of Clubs,
Shows that you will be three times married,
and each time to a wealthy person. — This card
will equally answer for a woman's being kept
by three rich men according to her station.
The Deuce of Clubs,
Shows that there will be some unfortunate op-
position to your favorite inclination, which will
The Ace of Diamonds,
Shows a person who is fond of rural sports, a
great builder, and a gardener ; one who de*
lights in planting, and lays out groves, woods,
shrubberies, and other amusements; but that
his enterprises of this nature will have success
or disappointment according to the cards that
are near it — likewise signifies a letter and a
The King of Diamonds,
Shows a man of fiery temper, preserving his
anger long, seeking for opportunities of re-
venge, and obstinate in his resolutions.
The Queen of Diamonds,
Signifies that the woman will be a steady and
industrious housekeeper ; that she will be fond
of company, be a coquette, and not over vir-
The Knave of Diamonds,
However nearly related, will look more after
his own interest than yours ; he will be tena-
cious of his own opinion, and will not fly off if
The Ten of Diamonds,
Signifies a journey — promises a country hus-
band or wife with great wealth and many chil-
dren ; the next card to it will tell the number
of children — it also signifies a purse of gold.
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The Nine of Diamonds,
Declares that the person will be of a roving
disposition ; never contented with his lot, and
for ever meeting with vexations and disap-
pointments, and risk a shameful end.
The Eight of Diamonds,
Shows that the persons in their youth will be
enemies to marriage, and thus run the risk of
dying unmarried ; but if they marry, it will be
with a person whose disposition is so ill-assorted
to theirs, that it will be the cause of misfor-
The Seven of Diamonds,
Shows that you will spend your happiest days
in the country, where, if you remain, your hap-
piness will be uninterrupted ; but if you come
to town you will be tormented by the infidelity
of your partner, and the squandering of your
The Six of Diamonds t
Shows an early marriage, and premature wid-
owhood; but that your second marriage will
probably make you worse off.
The Five of Diamonds,
Shows you a well assorted marriage with a mate
who will punctually perform the hymeneal
duties ; and that you will have good children,
who will keep you from grief.
The Jour of Diamonds,
Shows the incontinence of the person you will
be married to, and very great vexation to your-
self, through the whole course of your life.
The Tray of Diamonds,
Shows that you will be engaged in quarrels,
lawsuits, and domestic disagreements; your
partner for life will be of a vixen and abusive
temper, fail in the performance of the nuptial
duties, and make you unhappy.
The Deuce of Dia?nonds,
Shows that your heart will be engaged in love
at an early period ; that your parents will not
approve your choice; and that if you marry
without their consent, they will hardly forgive
The Ace of Hearts,
Signifies merry-making, feasting, and good
humor ; if the ace be attended by Spades it
foretells quarrelling in your cups, and ill temper
to your family while you are in a state of intoxi-
cation; if by Hearts, it shows cordiality and
affection between the parties ; if by Diamonds,
your feast .will be from home, perhaps in the
country ; if by Clubs , the occasion of the meet-
ing will be upon some bargain or agreement ;
if your ace of hearts is in the neighborhood of
face-cards of both sexes, with Clubs near, it will
be about a match-making, if all the face-cards
are kings or knaves, or both, it will concern the
buying or selling of some personal property ; if
all queens, it regards conciliation between
parties; and if queens and knaves, it will be
about there conciliation and re-union of a married
The King of Hearts,
Shows a man of a fair complexion, of an easy
and good-natured disposition, but inclined to be
hasty and passionate, and rash in his undertak-
The Queen of Hearts,
Shows a woman of a very fair complexion, or
of great beauty ; her temper rather fiery, verg-
ing on the termigant ; one who will not make
an obedient wife, nor one who will be very
happy in her own reflections.
The Knave of Hearts,
Is a person of no particular sex, but always the
dearest friend or nearest relation of the consult-
ing party, ever active and intruding, equally
jealous of doing harm or good as the whim of
the moment strikes, passionate and hard to be
reconciled, but always zealous and warm in the
cause of consulting party, though probably not
according to their fancy, as they will be as in-
dustrious to prevent their schemes as to forward
them, if they do not accord with his own dispo-
You must pay great attention to the cards that
stand next to the knave, as from them alone
you can judge whether the person it represents
will favor your inclinations or not.
The Ten of Hearts,
Shows good nature, and many children — it is a
corrective to the bad tidings of the cards that
may stand next to it, and if its neighboring
cards are of good import, it ascertains and con-
firms their value.
The Nine of Hearts,
Promises wealth, grandeur, and high esteem ;
if cards that are unfavorable stand near it, you
must look for disappointments and a reverse ; if
favorable cards follow these last at a small dis
tance, expect to retrieve your losses whether of
peace or of goods.
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The Bight of lharts,
iti oul I strong inclination to get intoxi-
1 1 this, ii accompanied with unfavorable
Cards, Will be attended with loss of property,
decay of health, and falling off of friends ; if
by favorable cards, it indicates reformation and
from the bad consequences of the
The Seven of Hearts t
Shows the person to be of a fickle and unfaith-
ful disposition, addicted to incontinence, and
subject to the mean art of recrimination to ex-
cuse themselves, although without foundation.
The Six of Hearts,
Shows a generous, open, and credulous disposi-
tion, easily imposed upon, and ever the dupe of
flatterers, but the good-natured friend of the
distressed. — If this card comes before your king
or queen you will be the dupe; if after you will
have the better.
The Five of Hearts,
Shows a wavering unsteady disposition, never
attached to one object, and free from any vio-
lent passion or attachment.
The Four of Hearts,
Shows that a person will not be married until
very late in life, and that this will probably pro-
ceed from a too great delicacy in making a
The Tray of Hearts,
Shows that your own imprudenee will greatly
contribute to your experiencing the ill-will of
The Deuce of Hearts,
Shows that extraordinary success and good for-
tune will attend the person ; though if unfavor-
able cards attend, this will be a long time de-
The Ace of Spades,
Totally relates to the affairs of love, without
specifying whether lawful or unlawful.
The King of Spades,
Shows a man who is ambitious, and certainly
successful at court or with some great man, who
will have it in his power to advance him.; but
let him beware of a reverse.
The Queen of Spades,
Shows a person that will be corrupted by the
great of both sexes — if she is handsome great
attempts will be made on her virtue.
The Knave of Spades,
Shows a person who, although they have your
welfare at heart, will be too indolent with zeal,
unless you take frequent opportunities of arous-
ing their attention.
The Ten of Spades,
Is a card of bad import ; it will . in a great
measure counteract the good effect of the other
cards ; but unless it be seconded by other unfor-
tunate cards, its influence may be gotten over.
The Nine of Spades,
Is the worst card in the whole pack, it portends
dangerous sickness, a total loss of fortune, cruel
calamity, and endless dissensions in your
The Eight of Spades,
Shows that you will experience strong opposi-
tion from your friends, whom you imagine to be
such ; if this card comes close to you, abandon
your enterprise, and adopt another plan.
The Seven of Spades,
Shows the loss of a most valuable friend, whose
death will plunge you into very great distress.
The Six of Spades,
Announces a mediocrity of fortune, and very
great uncertainty in your undertakings.
The Five of Spades,
Will give very little interruption to your suc-
cess : it promises you good luck in the choice
of a companion for life, that you will meet with
one very fond of you, and immoderately at-
tached to the joys of Hymen, but shows your
temper to be rather sullen.
The Four of Spades,
Shows speedy sickness, and that your friends
will injure your fortune.
The Tray of Spades,
Shows that you will be unfortunate in marriage,
that your partner will be incontinent, and that
you will be made unhappy. It always signifies
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The Deuce of Spades,
Always signifies a coffin, but whom it is for
must depend entirely on the other cards that
are near it. It foretells grievious affliction,
spite, quarrelling, and death.
CURIOUS GAMES WITH CARDS,
By which Fortunes are told in a singular
and most diverting manner.
Four young persons, but not more, may play
at this game ; or three, by making a dumb
hand, or steeping partner, as at whist. Play
this game exactly the same in every game,
making the queen, whom you call Venus, above
ace, the aces in this game only standing for one,
and hearts must be first led off by the person
next the dealer. He or she who gets most
tricks this way (each taking up their own, and
no partnership) will have most lovers, and the
king and queen of hearts in one hand shows
matrimony at hand ; but woe to the unlucky
one that gets no tricks at the deal, or does not
hold a heart in their hand, they will be unfortu-
nate in love, and long tarry before they marry.
CUPID AND HYMEN.
Three are enough for this game, the nines,
the threes, and the aces ; deal them equally ;
those who hold kings, hold friends ; queens are
rivals ; knaves, shame ; knave alone, lover ;
three, surprises ; ace, sorrow ; two together,
shows a child before marriage ; if a king alone
is in her hand with the aces, she stands a good
chance ; but if a queen is with him, she will
never marry the father ;- the nine of hearts gives
the wish that you have most at heart ; the nine
of diamonds, money ; and the nine of clubs, a
new gown or coat; but the nine of spades is
sorrow. A queen and a knave in one hand,
bids fair for a secret intrigue.
Let each one present deposit any sum agreed
on, but of course some trifle ; put a complete
pack of cards, well shuffled, in a bag or reticule.
Let the party stand in a circle, and the bag
being handed around, each draw three. Pairs
of any are favorable omens of some good for-
tune about to occur to the party, and gets from
the pool th sum back that each agreed to pay.
The king of hearts is here made the god of love,
and claims double, and gives a faithful swain to
the fair one who has the good fortune to draw
him ; if Venus, the queen of hearts is with him,
it is the conquering prize, and clears the pool ;
fives and nines are reckoned crosses and misfor-
tunes, and pay a forfeit of the sum agreed on to
the pool, besides the usual stipend at each new
game ; three nines at one draw shows the lady
will be an old maid ; three fives, a bad husband.
Let three, five, or seven young women stand
in a circle, and draw a card out of a bag ; she
who gets the highest card out, will be married
first of the company, whether she be at the
present time maid, wife, or widow ; and she
who has the lowest, has the longest time to stay
ere the sun shines on her wedding-day ; she
who draws the ace of spades will never bear the
name of wife ; and she who has the nine of
hearts in this trial, will have one lover too
many to her sorrow.
By this game you may amuse yourself and
friends, and at the same time learn some curi-
ous particulars of your future fate ; and though
apparently a simple, yet it is a sure method, as
several young persons have acknowledged to the
sybil who first presented them with the rules.
Several may play at the game, it requiring no
number, on leaving out nine on their board, not
exposed to view ; each person puts a halfpenny
in the pool, and the dealer double. The ace of
diamonds is made principal, and takes all the
other aces, &c. like Pam at Loo; twos and
threes in your hand are luck; four, a contin-
uance in your present state ; fives, trouble ;
sixes, profit ; sevens, plague ; eight, disappoint-
ments ; nines, surprises ; tens, settlement ; knaves,
sweethearts ; kings and queens, friends and ac-
quaintances ; ace of spades, death ; ace of clubs,
a letter ; and the ace of diamonds, with the ten
of hearts, marriage.
The ace of diamonds being played first, or if
it be not cut, the dealer calls for the queen of
hearts, which takes next ; if the ace be not cut,
and the queen conquers, the person who played
her will marry that year without a doubt, though
it may perhaps seem unluckily at the time ; but
if she loses her queen, she must wait longer :
the ace and queen being called, the rest go in
rotation ; as at whist, kings taking queens,
queens knaves, and so on, and the more tricks
you have, the more money you get off the board
on the division of each game ; those who hold
the nine of spades will soon have some trouble,
and they are also to pay a penny to the board ;
but the fortunate fair one who holds the queen
and knave of hearts in the same hand, will soon
be married; or if she is already within the pale
of matrimony, she will have a great rise in life
by means of her husband : those who hold the
ace of diamonds and queen of hearts, clear the
money off the board, and end that game ; it also
betokens great prosperity
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[a i certain and innocent \v;iy of finding
out common occurrences about to take place.
Take three dice, shake them well in the box
with your left hand, and then east them out on
a board or table, on which you had previously
drawn a circle with chalk, but never throw on
Monday <^i Wednesday.
Three — a pleasing surprise.
FOUR — a disagreeable one.
Five — a stranger who will prove a friend.
Six — loss of property.
SEVEN -undeserved scandal.
ElGl IT — merited reproach.
Nine — a wedding.
Ten — a christening, at which some important
event will occur to you.
Eleven — a death that concerns you.
Twelve— a letter, speedily.
Thirteen — tears and sighs.
Fourteen — a new admirer.
Fifteen — beware that you are not drawn
into some trouble or plot.
Sixteen — a pleasant journey.
Seventeen — you will either be on the water,
or have dealing with those belonging to it, to
Eighteen — a great profit, rise in life, or
some most desirable good will happen almost
immediately ; for the answers to the dice are
always fulfilled within nine days. To show the
same number twice at one trial, shows news
from abroad, be the number what they may. If
the dice roll over the circle, the number thrown
goes for nothing, but the occurrence shows
sharp words, and if they fall to the floor it is
blows ; in throwing out the dice, if one remains
on the top of the other, it is a present, of which
I would have the females take care.
Lay them with their faces on the table, and
shuffle them ; then draw one, and see the num-
ber. — N. B. Never play on a Friday.
Double-six — receiving a handsome sum of
Six- five — going to a public amusement. -
Six-four — law-suits.
Six-three — ride in a coach.
Six-two — present of clothing.
Six-one — you will soon perform a friendly
Six-blank — guard against scandal, or you
will suffer by your inattention.
Double-five — a new abode to your advant-
Five-four — a fortunate speculation.
Five-three — a visit from a superior.
Five-two — a water-party.
Five-one — a love intrigue.
Five-blank — a funeral, but not of a relation.
Double-four — drinking liquor at a distance.
FOUR-THREE — a false alarm at your house.
Four-two — beware of thieves or swindlers.
— Ladies, take notice of this ; it means more
than it says.
Four-one — trouble from creditors.
Four-blank — receive a letter from an angry
Double-three — sudden wedding, at which
you will be vexed.
Three-two — buy no lottery tickets, not enter
into any game of chance, or you will lose.
Three-one — a great discovery at hand.
Three-blank — an illegitimate child.
Double-two — you will be plagued by a
Two-one — you wall mortgage or pledge some
property very soon.
Double-one — you will soon find something
to your advantage in the street or road.
Double-blank — the worst presage in all the
set of dominoes ; you will soon meet trouble
from a quarter for which you are quite unpre-
It is useless for any person to draw more
than three dominoes at one time of trial, or in
one and the same month, as they will only de-
ceive themselves ; shuffle the dominoes each
time of choosing ; to draw the same dominoe
twice makes the answer stronger.
BOOK THE SEVENTH.
the art of foretelling future events
by charms, spells, and incantations,
To be resorted to at certain seasons of the
year, and on particular Fasts and Fes*
tivals ; by which Dreams, Tokens, and
other insights into Futurity may be ob-
tained, but more particularly with re*
gard to marriage.
Rise between three and four in the morning
of your birth-day, with cautious secrecy ; so as
to be observed by no one, and pluck a sprig of
laurel ; convey it to your chamber, and hold it
over some lighted brimstone for five minutes,
which- you must carefully note by a watch or
dial ; wrap it in a white linen cloth or napkin,
together with your own name written on writing
paper, and that of the young man who addresses
you (or if there is more than one, write all the
names down ;) write also the day of the week,
the date of the year, and the age of the moon ;
then haste and bury it in the ground, where
you will be sure it will not be disturbed foi
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
three days and three nights ; then take it up
and place the parcel under your pillow for three
nights, and your dreams will be truly prophetic
as to your destiny.
The Three Keys.
Purchase three small keys, each at a differ-
ent place, and going to bed tie them together
with your garter, and place them in your left
hand glove, along with a small flat dough cake,
on which you have pricked the first letters of
your sweetheart's name; put- them in your
bosom when you retire to rest; if you are to
have that young man you will dream of him,
but not else.
This charm is the most effectual on the first or
third of a new moon.
The Card Charm.
Select all the hearts and diamonds from the
pack, put them in one of your stockings, and
place them under your pillow any Friday night :
as soon as you wake on Saturday morning, pro-
vided the fourth hour has struck, not else, draw
a card ; according to the number of pips, so
many years will elapse before you appear at the
altar of Hymen. Hearts show a loving hus-
band, diamonds the richest husband or wife ;
the kings show that you will never marry ; the
queen, a troublesome rival; the knave of dia-
monds, a fatal seduction ; and the knave of
hearts, early widowhood.
The magic Ring.
Borrow a wedding ring, concealing the pur-
pose for which you borrow it ; but no widow's
or pretended marriage will do, it spoils the
charm ; wear it for three hours at least before
you retire to rest, and then suspend it by a hair
off your head over your pillow; write within a
circle resembling a ring, the sentence from the
matrimonial service, beginning with, with this
ring 1 thee wed y and over the circle write your
own name in full length, and the figures that
stand for your age ; place it under your pillow
and your dream will fully explain who you are
to marry, and what kind of a fate you will have
with them. If your dream is too confused to
remember it, or you do not dream at all, it is a
certain sign you will never be a bride.
The Witches' Chain.
Let three young women join in making a long
chain, about a yard will do, of Christmas, juni-
per, and misletoe berries, and at the end of
every link put an oak acorn. Exactly before
midnight let them assemble in a room by them-
selves, where no one can disturb them ; leave a
window open, and take the key out of the key-
hole and hang it over the chimney-piece ; have
a good fire, and place in the midst of it a long
thinnish log of wood, well sprinkled with oil,
salt, and fresh mould, then wrap the chain round
it, each maiden having an equal share in the
business ; then sit down, and on your left knee
let each fair one have a prayer-book opened at
the matrimonial service. Just as the last acorn
is burnt, the future husband will cross the room ;
each one will see her own proper spouse, but he
will be invisible to the rest of the wakeful
virgins. Those that are not to wed will see a
coffin, or some misshapen form, cross the room ;
go to bed instantly, and you will have remark-
able dreams. This must be done either on a
Wednesday or Friday night, but no other.
The nine Keys.
Get nine small keys, they must all be your
own by begging or purchase, (borrowing will
not do, nor must you tell what you want them
for;) plait a three-plaited band of your own
hair, and tie them together, fastening the ends
with nine knots ; fasten them with one of your
garters to your left wrist on going to bed, and
bind the other garter round your head , then
St. Peter take it not amiss,
To try your favor I've done this ;
You are the ruler of the keys,
Favor me then, if you please ;
Let me then your influence prove,
And see my dear and wedded love.
This must be done on the eve of St. Peter's
and is an old charm used by the maidens of
Rome in ancient times who put great faith
The Mysterious Watch.
Request any person to lend you his watch,
and ask him if it will go when laid on the
table. He will, no doubt, answer in the affirm-
ative ; in which case, place it over the eud of
the concealed magnet, and it will presently
stop. Then mark the precise spot where you
placed the watch, and moving the point of the
magnet, give the watch to another person, and
desire him to make the experiment ; in which he
not succeeding, give it to a third (at the same
time replacing the magnet,) and he will imme-
diately perform it, to the great chagrin of the
This experiment cannot be effected, unless
you take the precaution to use a very strongly
impregnated magnetic bar, and that the balance
wheel of the watch be of steel, which may be
ascertained by previously opening it, and look-
ing at the works.
The Magic Rose.
Gather your rose on the 27th of June, and,
let it be full blown, and as bright a red as yon
can get j pluck it between the hours of fckrs*
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in Kn the morning, take rare to have no
witness ol the transaction; convey it to your
chamber, and hold it over a chafing dish, or
mvenient utensil, for the purpose, in
which then- is eh.uvoul and sulphur of brim-
stone, hold your rose over the smoke about five
minutes, and you will see it have a wonderful
»n the flower. Before the rose gets the
K>1, put it in a sheet of writing-paper, on
which is written your own name and that of the
young man you love best ; also the date of the
year and the name of the morning star that has
the ascendancy at that time; fold it up, and seal
it neatly with three separate seals, then run and
bury the parcel at the foot of the tree from
which you gathered the flower; here let it re-
main untouched till the 6th of July, take it up at
midnight, go to bed and place it under your
pillow, and you will have a singular and most
eventful dream before morning, or at least be-
fore your usual time of rising. You may keep
the rose under you three nights without spoiling
the charm ; when you have done with the rose
%nd paper, be sure to burn them.
Midsummer-day Charm, to know yout hus-
band' s Trade.
Exactly at twelve, on Midsummer-day, place
n bowl of water in the sun, pour in some boil-
ing pewter as the clock is striking, saying
thus : —
Here I try a potent spell,
Queen of love, and Juno tell,
In kind union unto me,
What my husband is to be,
This the day, and this the hour,
When it seems you have the power,
For to be a maiden's friend,
So, good ladies, condescend.
A tobacco-pipe full is enough. When the
pewter is cold, take it out of the water, and
drain it dry in a cloth, and you will find the
emblems of your future husband's trade quite
plain. If more than one you will marry twice ;
if confused and no emblems, you will never
marry ; a coach shows a gentleman for you.
St. Agnes day. — Charm to know who your
husband shall be.
Falls on the 2 1st of January : you must pre-
pare pourself by a twenty-four hours' fast,
touching nothing but pure spring water, begin-
ning at midnight on the 20th to the same again
on the 2ist; then go to bed, and mind you
sleep by yourself, and do not mention what you
are trying to any one, or it will break the spell ;
go to rest on your left side, and repea these
lines three times—
St. Agnes be a friend to me,
Is the gift I ask of thee ;
Let me this night my husband see —
and you will dream of your future spouse ; if
you see more than one in your dream, you will
wed two or three times, but if^you sleep and
dream not, you will never marry.
Let three young women assemble on the eve
of this saint in an upper apartment, where they
are sure not to be disturbed, and let no one try
whose age is more than 21, or it breaks the
charm ; get rum, wine, gin, vinegar, and water,
and let each have a hand in preparing the po-
tion. Put it in a ground glass vessel, no other
will do ; then let each young woman dip a sprig
of rosemary in, and fasten it in her bosom, and
taking three sips of the mixture, get into bed ;
and the three must sleep together, but not a
word must be spoken after the ceremony be-
gins, and you will have true dreams, and of such
a nature that you cannot possibly mistake your
future destiny. It is not particular as to the
hour in which you retire to rest.
A Christmas Spell.
Steep misletoe berries, to the number of nine,
in a mixture of ale, wine, vinegar, and honey,
take them on going to bed, and you will dream
of your future lot ; a storm in this dream is very
bad ; it is most likely you will then marry a
sailor, who will suffer a shipwreck at sea ; but to
see either sun, moon, or stars, it is an excellent
presage ; so are flowers ; but a coffin is an index
of a disappointment in love.
A Lent Charm.
To be tried on any Friday in Lent, Good
Friday excepted, when it is improper to try any
thing of the kind, and the mind ought to be
more seriously disposed. Write twelve letters
of the common alphabet on separate pieces of
card, also twelve figures, and the same number
of blank cards, then put them in a bag and
shake them well, and let each present draw
one ; a blank shows a single life ; a figure, in-
trigue, or crim con. and a letter a happy mar-
If you receive one of those love tokens, and
cannot guess at the party who sent, or are in any
doubt, the following method will explain it to a
certainty : prick the fourth finger of your left
hand, and with a crow-quill write on the back
of the valentine the day and hour in which you
were born, and the date of the year, also of the
present one, the moon's age, and the name of
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present morning star, all of which you will find
in the almanac, and the sign into which the sun
has entered ; try this on the first Friday after you
receive the valentine, but do not go to bed till
midnight ; place the paper in yonr left shoe, and
put it under your pillow y lay on your left side,
and repeat three times —
St. Valentine, pray condescend
To be this night a maiden's friend ;
Let me now my lover see,
Be he of high or low degree ;
By a sign his station show,
Be it weal or be it wo,
Let him come to my bed-side f
And my fortune thus decide.
The young woman will be sure to dream of
the identical person who sent the valentine, and
may guess by the other particulars of the dream,
if or not he is to be her spouse.
Fast of St. Annes.
This is a hard trial, but what is not impos-
sible to any young lady who wishes to know her
lot in marriage, that most important change in
Prepare yourself three days previous to the
eve of this female saint, by living on bread and
water and sprigs of parsley, and touch no other
thing whatever, or our labor will be lost ; the
eve begins at the sixth hour. Go to bed as
soon as you once begin to undress; get into
bed, lay on your left side with your head as low
as possible, then repeat the following verse
three times : —
St. Anne, in silver clouds descend,
Prove thyself a female's friend ;
Be it good, or bring it harm,
Let me have knowledge from the charm
Be it husbands one, two, three
Let me »n rotation see ;
And if fate decrees me four
(No modest maid can wish for more.)
Let me view them in my dream,
Fair and clearly to be seen ;
But if the stars decree
Let me sleep on, and dreaming not,
I shall know my single lot.
On the first night of the new moon in July,
take a red rose, a white rose, a yellow flower,
a blue one, a sprig of rue and rosemary, and
nine blades of long grass ; bind all together
with a lock of your own hair ; kill a white
pigeon sprinkle the nosegay with the blood from
the heart, and some common salt, wrap the
flowers in a white handkerchief, and lay it
under your head on the pillow, when you go to
rest, and before morning you will see your fate
as clear as if you had your nativity cast by the
first astrologer in the kingdom ; not only in re-
spect to love, lovers, or marriage, but in the
other most important affairs of your life ; storms
in this dream foretell great trouble, &c.
Love presents and witching Spells.
Take three hairs from your heaa, roll them
up in a small compact form, and anoint them
with three drops of blood, from the left hand
fourth finger, choosing this because the anato-
mists say a vein goes from that finger to the
heart: wear this in your bosom (taking care
that none knows the secret) for nine days and
nights : then enclose the hair in a secret cavity
of a ring or a brooch, and present it to your
lover. While it is in his possession, it will have
the effect of preserving his love, and leading his
mind to dwell on you. A chain or plait of your
own hair mixed with that of a goat, and
anointed with nine drops of the essence of am-
bergris, will have similar effect. Flowers pre-
pared with your own blood, will have an effect
on your lover's mind ; but the impression will
be very transient, and fade with the flowers. If
your love should be fortunate and likewise mar-
ried to the object of your wishes never reveal to
him the nature of the present you made him, or
it may have the fatal effect of turning love into
The Ring and Olive Branch.
Buy a ring, it matters not it being gold, so
as it has the resemblance of a wedding ring,
and it is best to begin this charm on the per-
son's birthday. Pay for the ring with some
trifling coin, for whatever change is received,
must be given to the first beggar you meet in
the street ; and if no one asketh alms of you,
give it to some poor person ; there will be no
occasion to go far before one can be found to
whom it will be acceptable — be sure to note
what might be said in return, such as God bless
you, or wishing good fortune, as is usual. When
arrived at home, write it down on a sheet of
paper, at each of four corners, and in the
middle put the two first letters of your name,
your age, and the letters of the planets then
reigning, as morning and evening stars ; get a
branch of olive, and fasten the ring on the
stalk with a string or thread, which has been
steeped all day in honey and vinegar, or any
composition of opposite qualities, very sweet
and very sour ; cover your ring and stalk with
the written paper carefully wrapped round and
round ; wear it in your bosom till the ninth
hour of the night, then repair to the next
church-yard and bury the charm in the grave of
a young man who died unmarried : and, while
you are so doing, repeat the letters of your
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christain name three times backward ; return
home, and keep as nuiet a possible, till you go
to bed which must be before eleven o'clock;
put a light in your chimney, or some safe
place ; and, before midnight, or just about that
time, your husband that is to be, will present
himself at the foot of the bed, but will pres-
ently disappear. If you are not to marry, none
will come ; and, in that case, if you dream be-
fore morning, of children, it shows you will
have them unmarried; and if you dream of
crowds of men, beware of prostitution.
On receiving a love letter that has any par-
ticular declaration in it, lay it wide open; then
fold it in nine folds, pin it next to your heart,
and thus wear it till bed time ; then place it in
your left hand glove, and lay it under your
head. If you dream of gold, diamonds, or any
other costly gem, your lover is true, and means
what he says ; if of white linen, you will lose
him by death ; and if of flowers, he will prove
false. If you dream of his saluting you, he is
at present false, and means not what he pro-
fesses, but only to draw you into a snare.
To know if a Woman with Child will have
a Girl or Boy.
Write the proper names of the father and
the mother, and of the month she conceived
with child, and likewise adding all the numbers
of those letters together, divide them by seven ;
and then if the remainder be even, it will be a
girl if uneven, it will be a boy.
To know if a Child new-born shall live or
Write the proper names of the father and
mother, and of the day the child was born, and
put to each letter its number, as you did before,
and unto the total sum, being collected to-
gether, put twenty-five, and then divide the
whole by seven ; and then, if it be even, the
child shalL die ; but if it be uneven, the child
To know if any one shall enjoy their love or
Take the number of the first letter of your
name, the number of the planet, and the day of
the week ; put all these together, and divide
them by thirty ; if it be above, it will come to
your mind, and if below, to the contrary : and
mind that number which exceeds not thirty.
To find out the two first letters of a future
Wife s or Husband' s Name,
Take a small Bible and the key of your front
street-door, and having opened to Solomon's
Songs, chap. viii. ver. 6 and 7, place the wards
of the key on those two verses, and let the bow
of the key be about an inch out of the top of
the Bible ; then shut the book, and tie it round
with your garter, so as the key will not move,
and the person who wishes to know his or her
future husband or wife's signature, must sus-
pend the Bible, by putting the middle finger of
the right hand under the bow of the key, and
the other person in like manner on the other
side of the bow of the key, who must repeat
the following verses, after the other person's
saying the alphabet, one letter to each time re-
peating them. It must be observed, that you
mention to the person who repeats the verses,
before you begin, which you intend to try first,
whether sirname or christian name ; and take
care to hold the Bible steady and when you
arrive at the appointed letter the book will turn
round under your finger, and that you will find
to be the first letter of your intended's nam^.
Solomon's Songs, chap. viii. ver. 6 and 7.
" Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal
upon thine arm; for love is strong as death,
jealousy is cruel as the grave ; the coals thereof
are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement
"Many waters cannot quench love, neither
can the floods drown it ; if a man would give
all the substance of his house for love, it would
be utterly contemned."
To know how soon a Person will be Married.
Get a green pea-pod, in which are exactly
nine peas, hang it over the door, and then take
notice of the next person who comes in, who is
not of the family, and if it proves a bachelor,
you will certainly be married within that year.
On any Friday throughout the year — Take
rosemary flowers, bay leaves, thyme, and sweet
marjoram, of each a handful ; dry these, and
make them into a fine powder then take a tea-
spoonful of each sort, mix the powders together ;
then take twice the quantity of barley flour and
make the whole into cake with the milk of a
red cow. This cake is not to be baked, but
wrapped in clean writing-paper, and laid under
your head any Friday night. If the person
dreams of music, she will wed those she de-
sires, and that shortly ; if of fire, she will be
crossed in love ; if a church, she will die single.
If any thing is written, or the least spot of ink is
on the paper, it will not do.
To know what Fortune your future Husband
Take a walnut, a hazel-nut, and nutmeg;
grate them together, and mix them with butter
and sugar, and make them up into small pills,
of which exactly nine must be taken on going
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to bed ; and according to her dreams, so will be
the state of the person she will marry. If a
gentleman, of riches ; if a clergyman, of white
linen ; if a lawyer, of darkness ; if a tradesman,
of odd noises and tumults ; if a soldier or sailor,
of thunder and lightning; if a servant, of
A slice of the bride-cake thrice drawn through
the wedding-ring, and laid under the head of an
unmarried woman, will make her dream of her
future husband. — The same is practiced in the
north with a piece of the groaning cheese.
Another way to see a future spouse in a
dream : the party inquiring must lie in a differ-
ent county from that in which she commonly
resides, and on going to bed, must knit the left
garter about the right-legged stocking, letting
the other garter and stocking alone ; and as you
rehearse the following verse, at every comma
knit a knot :
This knot I knit, to know the thing I know not
That I may see, the man that shall my husband
How he goes, and what he wears,
And what he does all days and years.
Accordingly in a dream he will appear, with
the insignia of his trade or profession.
Another, performed by charming the moon,
thus : — at the first appearance of the new moon,
immediately after new-year's day, go out in the
evening, and stand over the spears of a gate or
stile, and looking on the moon, repeat the fol-
lowing lines : —
All hail to thee, moon ! all hail to thee !
I pr' thee, good moon, reveal to me
This night, who my husband must be !
The party will then dream of her future hus-
1 A spell, to be used at any convenient time.
Make a nosegay of various colored flowers,
one of a rose, a sprig of rue and some yarrow off
a grave, and bind all together with the hair of
your head ; sprinkle them with a few drops of
the oil of amber, using your left hand, and bind
the flowers round your head when you retire to
rest under your night cap ; and put on clean
sheets and linen, and your future fate will ap-
pear in your dream.
Promise of Marriage.
If you receive a written one, or any declara-
tion to that effect in a letter, prick the words
with a sharp-pointed needle on a sheet of paper
quite clear from any writing; fold it in nine
folds, and place it under your head when you
retire to rest. If you dream of diamonds, cas-
tles, or even a clear sky, there is no deceit, and
you will prosper ; trees in blossom, or flowers,
show children : washing or graves, shows you
will lose them by death ; and water shows they
are faithful, but that you will go through severe
poverty, with the party for some time, though
all may end well.
Lay under your pillow a prayer-book, opened
at the matrimorial service, bound round with
the garters you wore that day, and a sprig of
myrtle on the page that says with this ring i
thee wed, and your dream will be ominous,
and you will have your fortune as well told as if
you had paid a crown to an astrologer
This is to be tried on the third day of the
month between September and March. Let
any number of young women, not exceeding
nine, and minding that there is an odd one in
the company assembled together and each
string nine acorns on a separate string, or as
many acorns as there are females in company,
but not more ; wrap them round a long stick of
wood, and place it in the fire, just as the clock
strikes twelve at night ; say not a word, but sit
round the fire till all the acorns are consumed,
then rake out the ashes, and retire to bed al-
most directly, repeating —
May love and marriage be the theme,
To visit me in this night's dream;
Gentle Venus, be my friend,
The image of my lover send ;
Let me see his form and face, j
And his occupation trace ;
By a symbol or a sign,
Cupid, forward my design.
This is a weed commonly found in abun-
dance on graves, toward the close of the spring
and beginning of summer. It must be plucked
exactly on the first hour of morn, place three
sprigs either in your shoe or glove saying —
Good morning, good morning, good yarrow,
And thrice a good morning to thee ;
Tell me before this time to-morrow,
Who my true love is to be.
Observe, a young man must pluck the weed
off a young maiden's grave, and a female must
select that of a bachelor's ; retire home to bed
without speaking another word, or it dissolves
the spell ; put the yarrow under your pillow,
and it will procure a sure dream on which you
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A Charm, to be used on the eve of any fast
directed in the Calendar,
This takes a week's preparation, for you must
abstain from meat or strong drink ; go not to
bed till the clock has struck the midnight hour,
and rise before seven the next morning ; the
whole seven days you must neither play at
cards, or any game of chance, nor enter a place
of public diversion ; when you go to bed on the
night of trial eat something very salt, and do
not drink after it and you may depend on hav-
ing very singular dreams, and being very thirsty
you will probably dream of liquids ; wine is ex-
cellent, and shows wealth or promotion : brandy,
foreign land ; rum, that you will wed a sailor,
or one that gets his living on the sea ; gin, but
a middling life ; cordials, variety of fortune ;
and water, if you drink it, poverty ; but to see a
clear stream is good. — Children are not good to
behold in this dream, nor cards, nor dice, they
forebode the loss of reputation, or that you will
How to ?nake the Dumb-Cake.
In order to make the dumb-cake with per-
fection, it is necessary strictly to observe the
following instructions : —
Let any number of young women take a
handful of wheaten flour, (and from the mo-
ment the hand touches the flour, not a word is
to be spoken by any of them during the pro-
cess,) and place it on a sheet of white paper ;
then sprinkle it over with as much salt as can
be held betwixt the finger and thumb ; then
one of the damsels must bestow as much of her
own water as will make it into dough ; which
being done, each of the company must roll it
up, and spread it thin and broad; and each
person must, at some distance from each other,
make the first letters of her Christian and sur-
name, with a large new pin, toward the end of
the cake (if more Christian names than one,
the first letter of each must be made ;) the
cake must be then set before the fire, and each
person must sit down in a chair, as far distant
from the fire as the room will admit, not speak-
ing a single word all this while.
This must be done soon after eleven at night,
and between that and twelve each person must
turn the cake once, and in a few minutes after
twelve, the husband of her who is to be first
married will appear to lay his hand on that part
of the cake which is marked with her name.
BOOK THE EIGHTH.
Or, the Science of Foretelling future Events
Abuse.— To dream that you are abused and
insulted, is a certain sign some dispute will
happen between you and some person with
whom you have business, therefore, after such
a dream, you should be particularly, careful of
yourself, and be as gentle and mild as possi-
ble, that you may not give those with whom
you have dealings any advantage over you—
if you are in love, be assured that some one
has attempted to injure you with the object of
your affections, and that they have in a great
measure succeeded — you should, therefore, af-
ter such a dream, be particularly complaisant
and attentive; by this means you will eradi-
cate the unfavorable impressions that have
been made against you — if you have a law-
suit, keep a sharp lookout after your attorney,
for such a dream in that case denotes, that he
is endeavoring to sell your cause— avoid, after
such a dream, taking a journey by land, or a
voyage by sea, for eight and forty hours, be-
cause such a dream forebodes accidents by
Adultery. — To dream of the commission
of this sin, forebodes great troubles and mis-
fortunes — if you are in love, you will certainly
fail in marrying the object of your wishes — if
you have a law-suit, it will certainly go against
you, by the treachery of those who pretended
to be your friends — if you are in business,
some heavy loss will happen to you. Such a
dream announces, that you are in great dan-
ger of losing your liberty — and if you are
about to take a voyage by sea, omit it for the
present, for you will never reach the destined
port. To dream that you were tempted to
commit this crime, and that you resisted it, is
a happy omen — everything will flourish with
you — be sure it is a good time to begin trade
after such a dream — if you have a law-suit,
all will go in your favor, with credit to your-
self, and confusion to your opponents— if you
are about to undertake a long journey, it will
be pleasant and successful to your object — if
you are going to sea, you will have an agreea-
ble voyage, fine weather, and a quick arrival
at the port of destination — if you are in love,
press the object of your wishes, for they w r ill be
Abel. To dream of this second son of
Adam, the victim of his brother's vengeance
and jealousy, and the first man that stained the
earth with his blood, is a favorable omen, por-
tends future elevation and grandeur — if you
have a law-suit, it will terminate in your favor
— if you are in love, the mistress of your heart
will be kind and faithful — if you are about to
commence trade, your business will thrive, and
you will become rich — if you are a farmer, be
sure of good crops the ensuing season — if you
are about to undertake a journey, it will be
prosperous to you; in short, expect to rise to
honors, dignity, and affluence, observe one
thing, that should he speak to you in your
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dream, you should be very careful to mind
what he says, as otherwise you may mar all
your good fortune, and reverse every benefit
that fortune has in store for you,
Abraham. To dream of this Patriarch is
favorable to the person who dreams — it in gen-
eral denotes accumulation of riches and of
honor — in a woman, it denotes that she will
have many children — if you are in love, it de-
notes you will have many rivals — if you have a
law-suit, it forebodes that many difficulties will
occur — if you are in business, then it portends
a great increase of your business, and that you
will employ many hands to conduct it ; you
must also be very observant of what he says to
you, for he will perhaps inform you how to
avoid some misfortune, or how to attain to
riches and honors.
Adam. To dream you see this father of
men, this inhabitant of Paradise, who was be-
trayed by Eve into sin, is a happy omen — if he
looks pleasant, be sure you will succeed in what-
ever you undertake — if you are in love, expect
your mistress to smile on your love, and to re-
ward your constancy — if you have a law-suit,
expect it to be given much in your favor by the
judge — if you are a farmer, expect an abundant
crop, and that your pigs, poultry, and cattle,
will increase very fast, and be of a good
kind, and fetch the best price at market
— if you are about to quit your native
place, abandon the idea for depend some bene-
fit is in store for you in the place where you had
birth — if you have already quitted it, I would
advise you, if you can, to return, for there lies
your fortune and prosperity : do not undertake
journeys, unless, absolutely necessary, for al-
though they would be successful, yet you will
be still more fortunate by resting at home ; if
he looks displeased and angry, then you must
use great caution in all your dealings, for some,
mischief is intended you, but you will get the
better of it ; but on no account undertake a
voyage by sea, neither borrow or lend money,
for at least a month or two, because, if you do,
you will lose what you lend, and what you bor-
row will bring you into trouble ; be careful if
he speaks to you, to mind what he says and
observe it as faithfully as you possibly can.
Adversary. To dream you meet with an
adversary, denotes that you will overcome
some obstacle to your happiness — if you are a
lover, you will conquer some powerful rival,
and be happy in your love ; it also denotes,
that your affairs are going on well — if you
are soliciting a place, it portends you are
about to get it — if you are in trade, it fore-
bodes some good orders, and an increase of
business — if you quarrel, and he overcomes
you, it is a good sign, for you will conquer all
obstacles to your promotion, happiness, and
fortune; but, if you conquer him, then it de-
notes that you will never rise to any great
preferment by the means you are at present
adopting ; that many things will miscarry with
you, but in general you will be fortunate —
should he draw blood of you, you will surely
lose your liberty for a time, but will afterward
be flourishing and happy.
Acquaintance. To dream you quarrel or
fight with an acquaintance, is an unlucky omen ;
it forebodes a division amongst your own family,
much to the injury and prejudice of the dreamer
— if you are in love, your mistress will prove
unfaithful, and marry some other man that she
has told you she most hates — if you are in
business, some heavy loss will befall you ; you
will disagree with some of your best friends on
the most trivial matters which will end in an
open rupture — if you are a farmer, expect a bad
crop, the murtra amongst your cattle ; that your
pigs and poultry will fail, and not fetch good
prices — if you have a law-suit, depend, that
your attorney will neglect you, that your wit-
nesses will be tardy and backward, and that
finally you will lose your cause. Do not for
some time undertake a journey by land, or a
voyage by sea : enter for the present into no
new undertaking, for you will be unsuccess-
ful; quit, if you can, your present place of res-
idence ; and, above all, avoid lending money,
for you will surely lose it, together with the
friendship'of those to whom you lend it.
Ague. To dream you have an ague, denotes
nothing very particular, more than that you are
in danger of becoming a drunkard, and a glut-
ton. If you have any relation or friend that is
ill, it denotes they will recover — and if you
have a lawsuit, that it will be settled in your
favor — if you are in love, it forewarns you, that
if you do not immediately marry, you will lose
your mistress — if you dream another has an
ague, then it denotes a variety of fortune, that
you will sometimes be rich, and sometimes
poor ; that you will have much trouble, lose
your liberty ; and die before you are fifty. Jo
dream your sweetheart has an ague, is a lucky
omen, it shows you are beloved, and that you
will be happy with the object of your wishes,
but never very rich.
Angels. To dream you see angels in your
sleep, is a sure sign, that some one is near you
— therefore be mindful of the rest of your
dream, for it will come to pass pretty accurate-
ly ; should you only dream you see nothing but
an angel, or angels, then it denotes health, pros-
perity, and much happiness, with many chil-
dren, who will all turn out good. If a woman
with child dreams of them, she will have a good
time, and perhaps twins — if you are in love,
nothing can be more favorable, and all your un-
dertakings will prosper, and be advantageous to
Apparitions, To dream you see a ghost.
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hobgoblin, spectre, and such kind of things, is
ol a very unfortunate nature, they denote vexa-
tion and disappointment — if you are in love, it
is a certain sign of your not being beloved in
return, that the object of your affections either
hates you or despises you — depend upon it some
one is about to deceive you and that you are in
the habit of friendship with one who is your
most inveterate enemy — do not undertake a
journey just at this time, for it will be unfortu-
nate to you — and be careful of contracting
debts, for such a dream forebodes great trouble
through some one to whom you shall owe
ASPS. To dream of asps, denotes that you
will become extremely rich, and have great
quantities of money by you — if you are in love,
it imports that your love will be returned, and
that your sweetheart will become, through your
means extremely wealthy.
Bailiffs. To dream you are arrested by
bailiffs, is a sign you will escape some heavy
misfortune ; but it also foretells, that your pres-
ent sweetheart will never marry you, and that
you will be over-reached in a bargain.
Bacon. To dream of bacon, denotes the
death of some friend or relation, and enemies
will endeavor to do you a mischief — in love, it
denotes disappointment and discontent.
Bagpipes. To dream of this instrument of
Scottish music, indicates, that the dreamer will
experience great trouble, and that he will labor
to little purpose— in love, it denotes that the
marriage state will be full of cares, and that
you will in it experience much poverty and dis-
tress — It also denotes bad success at sea, and
forebodes ship-wreck, and a narrow escape from
Basin. To dream you are eating or drink-
ing out of a basin, is a certain sign that you
will soon be in love — but without great care
you will not marry the first object of your affec-
tions — it denotes prosperity in trade ; and to the
farmer, a good crop — if you are a seafaring man,
it indicates that at the next port you touch you
will fall in love.
Bathing. To dream of a bath is a very un-
propitious omen ; expect after it to experience
many hardships and much sorrow — if you are
in love, your sweetheart will experience many
crosses and losses. But to dream you are bath-
ing yourself in clear water, denotes happiness,
prosperity, and success in love — if the water is
dirty, then it fortells shame and sorrow, and a
disappointment in love.
Beans. To dream of beans, is an unfavor-
able dream ; it is the forerunner of troubles and
quarrels — if you are in love, expect a difference
to happen between you and your sweetheart.
Bees. To dream of these little industrious
insects, who collect the sweets of every flower,
have a variety of interpretations according to
their different situations. To dream they sting
you, denotes loss of good character, and, if you
are in love, of your sweetheart.
To dream you see them at work, is a very
lucky dream, it forebodes success by your in-
dustry — if you are a farmer be sure of good
crops — if you are in love, be sure you will
marry the object of your affections, and that
you will have many children and become rich.
To dream you see them making their honey
under your own roof, is the best omen in the
world ; be sure that it denotes dignity in the
state, riches, a good husband or wife, and many
good children ; in short, that whatever you take
in hand will be prosperous — if you are solicit-
ing a place, depend you will gain it, and after-
ward be promoted. For the rich to dream of
bees is rather unlucky ; but, to the poor, they
denote comfort, affluence, and success.
Beheading. To dream you see any one be-
headed, is a good omen — if you are in love,
you will marry the object of your affections — if
you are in a prison, you will speedily gain your
liberty — if you are in trouble of any kind, it
will speedily vanish— it denotes also that you
will see some friend who has long been absent,
and that he will be in good health.
Bells. To dream you hear the bells ring-
ing ; denotes a speedy marriage, and that you
will receive some very good news.
Buildings. To dream of being amongst
buildings, denotes that you will change your
present place of residence and that you will
make many new friends in life ; if you are in
love, it foretells your sweetheart is about to re
move at a distance from you, and that you will
be in danger of losing the affections of your
lover by new faces.
Battle. To dream you see a battle in the
streets forewarns you against secret enemies,
who will endeavor to harm you — if you are in
love, your sweetheart is false to you.
Cage. To dream of letting birds out of a
cage, denotes a speedy marriage : to a person
in business it denotes success, and to a farmer
it denotes good crops.
Cats. To dream of these domestic animals,
is indicative of much trouble and vexation — it
denotes to the lover, that your sweetheart is
treacherous — if you keep servants, they are un-
faithful, and will rob you. To dream you kill a
cat, denotes that you will discover a thief, and
prosecute him to conviction — expect also to lose
your own liberty through the insincerity of some
Cattle. To dream you see cattle feeding,
denotes great prosperity, and unexpected suc-
cess ; to a lover, it foretells a happy marriage,
with many children, and to the man it shows,
that his wife will receive some unexpected
legacy. To dream you are driving cattle, de-
notes that you will become rich by industry ; if
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you are in love, it shows that you will have
many rivals, but that you will distance them
all. To dream you see fat cattle, also denotes a
plentiful year. To dream you see lean and
hungry cattle, denotes scarcity and famine.
Chickens. To dream of a hen and
chickens, is the forerunner of ill luck, your
sweetheart will betray you and marry another
— if you are a farmer, you will have a bad crop,
and lose many of your poultry — if you are in
trade, some sharper will defraud you — if you
go to sea, you will lose your goods and narrowly
Climbing. To dream you are climbing up a
tree, denotes that you will arrive at some honor
in the state, and that you will be successful in
life — If you are in love, you will marry your
sweetheart, after a long courtship. To dream
you are climbing up a very steep hill or place,
foretells many difficulties in life, and much
sickness ; if you reach the top, you will get over
all your difficulties, and recover from your ill-
ness ; but if you awake before you have attained
the top, you will be disappointed in love, and
other projects in life, and die in your next illness.
Church. To dream of a church, is porten-
tous of evil. If you are in a church during
divine service, you will be engaged in a law-
suit, or some quarrel, that will go very near to
ruin you — if you are in love, your sweetheart is
unfaithful, and prefers another — if you expect
a place ; it forebodes disappointment — if you
are in trade, you will never thrive in your pres-
Crowns. To dream you see these emblems of
royalty, portends success and elevation to dig-
nities either in the church or state ; for a maid
to dream of a crown, shows she will marry a
very industrious man, or one who is rich ; her
husband will be prosperous in life, and have
many children by her; all of whom will do
well except the youngest ; if you are in trade,
you will thrive exceedingly, marry an industrious
woman, and become rich. To dream of crown-
pieces of money forbodes misfortunes ; disap-
pointments in love ; prisons, and bad success in
Coal-pit. To dream you are in a coal-pit,
foretells that you will shortly lead a widow to
the hymeneal altar — to a maid it denotes a
speedy marriage with her sweetheart, who will
become rich and rise to honors in the state— -to
the trader, it indicates that he will shortly be
tricked out of a quantity of goods.
Comet. To dream you see one of these ex-
traordinary aethereal substances^is ominous of
war, plague, famine, and death — to the lover it
forebodes an entire frustration of his hopes — to
the farmer, failure of crops, and to the seaman,
storms and shipwrecks — after such a dream —
change, if possible, you present place of resi-
Cucumbers. To dream of cucumbers, de«
notes recovery to the sick, that you will speedily
fall in love, or that if you are in love, you will
marry the present object of your affection — it
also denotes moderate success in trade — to the
sailor they foretell a pleasant voyage, and a
sweetheart in a distant clime.
Dancing. To dream you are dancing at a
ball, wake, or entertainment, foretells that you
will shortly receive some joyful news from a
long absent friend, and that you are about to
inherit some unexpected legacy — it foretells
success and happiness in love—that your sweet-
heart is kind and true, and will make you very
happy in marriage — to the sailor, it denotes a
pleasant and successful voyage — increase of
children to married persons, and of business to
those in trade.
Darkness. To dream you are in a very
dark place, or that you are in the dark, is a very
unfavorable omen — to the lover it denotes the
loss of your sweetheart — to the trader, loss by
debts, business, and a prison — to the farmer, bad
crops — to the sailor, shipwreck and misfortune.
To dream you get out of darkness into light,
denotes good to the dreamer — if you are in
prison, you will speedily be released ; if you
are accused of a crime, you will be acquitted
with honor — if you are in poverty, it foretells
you will rise to riches and honor — if you are in
love, it denotes a happy marriage, and many
children, with an industrious husband or wife —
expect also to hear some glad tiding from a far
Death. To dream you see this grim looking
bundle of bones, denotes happiness and long
life — that you will be either speedily married
yourself, or else assist at a wedding. To dream
that you are dead, also denotes a speedy mar-
riage, and that you will be successful in all
your undertakings — to those that are married it
foretells young children, and that they will be
dutiful, and give you great comfort. To dream
you see another person dead, denotes ill usage
from friends — if you are in love, your sweet-
heart will prove false — if you are in trade,
sharpers will take you in — if you are a farmer,
you will lose money by horses, and be waylaid
as you return from market.
Deer. To dream you see deer in a park,
denotes war and famine — to the lover, it fore-
tells some very unpleasant dispute with your
sweetheart — to the tradesman it denotes trouble,
and a prison through a quarrel with your cred-
itors — to the seaman, it denotes bad success and
a stormy voyage — expect after such a dream to
quarrel with your friends, and be much injured
Dice. To dream you are playing at dice or
backgammon, denotes much good to the dreamer
— expect to marry the present object of your
► affections, to be very happy, and become rich —
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it foretells B good legacy — to the farmer, it in-
dicates a very ^ood crop, especially of hay: if
you are in trade, you will succeed and arrive at
riches and honor.
DlRT, To dream of being in the dirt or
mire, or that you are in a bog, or that you are
traveling near a very dirty road, or that your
clothes and flesh are very dirty, is a very unfavor-
able omen — it portends sickness, and misfortune
— if you have a good place, expect to lose it —
if you are in love, expect your sweetheart to
discard you — if you are in trade, expect heavy
losses, and to be quite reduced — if you are go-
in^ to sea, it certainly forewarns you of ship-
wreck, and a loss of goods — it also denotes that
the rent of your house or land will be raised
Ditches. To dream of deep ditches, steep
mountains, rocks, and other eminences, surely
foretells danger and misfortune — expect thieves
to rob your dwelling — that your children will be
undutiful, and bring you into trouble — if you
are in love, it foretells unhappiness if you
marry your present sweetheart — if you are in
trade, it denotes loss of goods, if not of lib
Dolphins. To dream you see dolphins
playing in the water, denotes the loss of your
sweetheart and the death of some near relation
or friend — it is an unfavorable dream, signifies
that your present pursuits will not be for your
advantage, the dreamer would do well to quit
his present habitation.
Drowning. To dream you are drowning,
or that you see another drowned or drowning,
portends good to the dreamer, and denotes that
he will escape many difficulties, settle near his
native place, marry, have children, and become
happy and rich — to the lover, it denotes that
your sweetheart is good tempered, and inclined
to marry you ; if you are a sailor, it foretells a
favorable and pleasant voyage.
Drunkenness. To dream you are drunk, is
one of those dreams by which the dreamer is
forewarned of that of which at present he
knows nothing — it denotes, that person whom
yet you do not know will become a very good
friend, and promote your welfare ; that through
his means you will acquire riches and honors —
to a woman it denotes that she will be beloved
by a man who yet she has not seen, who will, if
she marries him, make her very happy ; and to
a man, it denotes that he is tenderly beloved by
a woman whom he does not at present think of,
who will' make him extremely happy, and bring
Earthquake. To dream of an earthquake,
warns you that your affairs are about to take a
very great change ; if you see many houses
tumbled into ruins, then it will be much for the
better ; should the houses appear to stand, then
for the worse — it always denotes changes in the
government, in which the dreamer is much in-
terested; for the lover, it foretells that your
sweetheart is about to take a journey, and that
it is a great chance if you ever see each other
Eating. To dream you are eating, is a very
unfavorable omen, it portends disunion amongst
your family ; losses in trade, and disappointment
in love — storms and shipwreck by sea. To
dream you see others eating, is of a contrary
tendency, and foretells success in all your pres-
ent enterprises; that your sweetheart is kind
and faithful, and that if you marry the present
object of your affections that you will grow rich,
be happy, and have dutiful children..
Eclipse of the sun. To dream you see an
eclipse of the sun, denotes that you will lose
some male friend, your father, if he be alive ;
and that you will experience some uneasiness by
the means of S9me treacherous friend : to a
woman with child it foretells a son, who will be
a great man.
Eclipse of the moon. To dream you see
an eclipse of the moon, denotes that you will
lose some female friend, your mother, if she be
living; you will experience great uneasiness
on account of a woman ; your sweetheart will
be unfaithful ; poverty will overtake you, and
misery end your days.
Elephants. To dream of an elephant is a
very fortunate dream ; it denotes an acquire-
ment of riches ; if you are in love, it denotes a
speedy marriage with your sweetheart, and
many children, chiefly boys, who will distin-
guish themselves by their learning.
Fall. To dream you fall from any very
high place, or from a tree, denotes loss of place
and goods ; if you are in love, it surely indi-
cates that you will never marry the present ob-
ject of your affections : to the tradesman, it de-
notes a decline of business : and to the sailor,
storms and shipwreck.
Fair. To dream you are at a fair, is a bad
omen ; it denotes that some pretended friend is
about to do you an injury : if you are in trade,
keep a keen look out, for some swindler will
certainly attempt to defraud you : if you are a
farmer, be careful next time you go to market,
for some one will waylay you, attempt to rob
you : if you are in love, it denotes that some
rival is attempting to rob you of those upon
whom you have placed your affections.
Feasting. To dream you are at a feast, de-
hotes that you will meet with many disappoint-
ments, particularly in the thing which you are
most anxious about : in love, it forebodes much
uneasiness between sweethearts : and to them
which are married, it foretells undutiful chil-
dren, with many heavy losses.
Fields. To dream you are in green fields is
a very favorable omen : in love, it denotes suc-
cess and happiness : to the tradesman, success
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and riches : to the sailor, a pleasant and prof-
itable voyage : to the farmer, plenty and
health : if you are soliciting any place of favor
be sure you will obtain it. To dream you are
in ploughed fields, forebodes some severe dis-
putes that will be brought upon you by some
person who has no children : to the lover it de-
notes disappointment : to the married unhappi-
ness, and undutiful children : to the tradesman,
loss of business and a prison. To dream you
are in a meadow covered with flowers, is a very
favorable omen : to a man it indicates a very
handsome wife, who will bring him lovely chil-
dren, and make him very happy : to a woman,
it denotes that she will marry a handsome
young feliow, by whom she will have beautiful
children, that she will become rich, and live to
a good old age ; to the tradesman, it betokens
success, good orders, and riches : if you are so-
liciting a place of favor, it portends you will
surely obtain it.
Fighting. To dream you are fighting, de-
notes to the lover, that you will lose the object
of your affections through a foolish quarrel : it
also forebodes much opposition to your wishes,
with loss of character and property. After such
a dream, I would advise the dreamer to quit
his present situation ; because such a dream in-
dicates that you will not prosper in it : to the
sailor it denotes storms and shipwreck, with dis-
appointment in love.
Fire. To dream of this subtle element, de-
notes health and happiness to the lover, mar-
riage with the object of your affections, and
many children : it also denotes that you will be
very angry with some one on a trifling occasion.
To dream you see burning lights descending, as
it were from heaven, is a very bad sign indeed :
it portends some dreadful accident to the
dreamer, such as being hanged, losing your
head, having your brains dashed out, breaking
your legs, getting into prison, or other strange
accidents : to the lover, it also denotes the loss
of the affections of your sweetheart : to the
tradesman, bad success in business. To dream
that you are burnt by fire, denotes great danger,
and that enemies will injure you : to the sailor,
storms and shipwreck.
Fishing. To dream you are fishing, is a
sure sign of sorrow and trouble ; if you catch
any fish you will be successful in love and busi-
ness ; if you catch none you will never marry
your present sweetheart, nor succeed in your
present undertakings, if they slip out of your
hands after you have caught them, the person
you marry will be of a roving disposition, and
some pretended friend will deceive you.
Floods. To dream of a flood, shows that
you will meet with great opposition from rich
neighbors, and that a rich rival will attempt to
alienate the affections of your mistress : to the
tradesman, it denotes law-suits, loss of business,
and a prison : to the sailor it denotes much suc-
cess by sea, but danger on shore : to the farmer,
it indicates loss of cattle, and a dispute with his
landlord. To dream you are drowned in a
flood, denotes that you will quit your native
land, and after many hardships and perils, re-
turn to it rich and happy, that you will many a
pretty woman, and have fine children.
Flying. To dream you are flying, is a very
excellent omen : it foretells elevation of for-
tune ; that you will arrive at dignity in the
state, and be happy. If you are in love, your
sweetheart will be true to you, and if you mar-
ry, you will have many children, who will all
do well, and be very happy ; it indicates that
you will take a long journey, which will turn
out advantageously to you.
Flowers. To dream you are gathering
flowers, is a very favorable omen ; e*xpect to
thrive in every thing you undertake, and that
you will be successful in love, marry happily,
and have beautiful children ; should they wither
under your hands, then expect heavy losses in
trade ; that your sweetheart will die ; or if you
are married, that you will lose your husband or
wife, and also your favorite child.
Fortune. To dream you make a sudden
fortune, is a very bad omen : to the tradesman,
it forebodes losses in trade, quarreling with his
creditors, and the loss of liberty : to the lover,
it denotes that your sweetheart does not return
your love : to the sailor, it indicates storms and
shipwrecks. If you are soliciting a place, you
will not be successful. To dream you are
adopting the means of acquiring a fortune, is
favorable, it portends a good legacy and success
Fountain. To dream you are at a fountain,
is a very favorable omen ; if the waters are
clear, it denotes riches and honors; and in love,
it foretells great happiness in the marriage state,
and that your sweetheart is of an amiable dis-
position, and true to you : but if the waters ap-
pear muddy, then it denotes vexation and
trouble ; disappointment in business, incon-
stancy in your sweetheart, and misery in the
Friend. To dream you see a friend dead,
betokens hasty news of a joyous nature ; if you
are in love, it foretells a speedy marriage with
the object of your affections.
Gallows. To dream of the gallows, is a
most fortunate omen, it shows that the dreamer
will become rich, and arrive at great honors : to
the lover, it shows the consummation of his
most sanguine wishes: and that by marriage
you will become rich and happy, have many
children, particularly a son, who will become a
great man and be the founder of his family's
Garden. To dream you are walking in a
garden, is of a very favorable nature ; it por*
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tends elevation in fortune and dignity : to the
lover it denotes great success and an advan-
OUS marriage : to the tradesman, it prom-
ises increase of business : to the farmer, plenti-
ful crops: and to the sailor, pleasant and pros-
GIFTS, To dream you have any thing given
you, is a sign that some good is about to happen
to you : it also denotes that a speedy marriage
will take place betwixt you and your sweet-
heart. To dream you have given any thing
away, is the forerunner of adversity ; and in
love, denotes sickness and inconstancy in your
sweetheart or partner.
Horses. To dream of these useful animals
is symptomatic of good ; if you are mounted on
a tine bony horse, you will marry a rich person,
who will do well, and make you happy ; it also
shows that you will change your situation in
life ; if you fall from your horse difficulties will
occur, and some unexpected disaster befall you.
Hunting. To dream you are hunting a fox,
and that he is killed shows much trouble through
the pretensions of false friends, but that you
will discover them, and overcome all their
machinations : if you are hunting a hare, it is
indicative of bad success, you will be disap-
pointed in your favorite object, be what it may :
hunting a stag, if he is caught alive, denotes
good to the dreamer, and that he will be suc-
cessful in all his present undertakings.
Inn. To dream of being in an inn, is a very
unfavorable dream, it denotes poverty and want
of success in undertakings : expect soon to be
yourself, or some of your family, committed to
prison : if you are sick, it denotes you will
never recover : to the tradesman it shows loss of
trade and servants.
Knives. To dream of knives, is a very
unpropitious omen; it betokens law-suits,
poverty, disgrace, strife, and a general failure in
the pursuit of your projects : in love, it shows
that your sweetheart is of a bad temper, and un-
faithful, and that if you marry, you will live in
enmity and misery.
Ladder. To dream that you climb a ladder,
is a very good prognostic ; it denotes that you
will better your situation in life, and arrive at
honors in the state : in love, it denotes a happy
marriage with the object of your affections, and
that you will become by industry rich, and set-
tle your children happily.
Leaping. To dream you are leaping over
walls, bars or gates, is a sign that you will en-
counter many difficulties in your present pur-
suits, and that your sweetheart will not marry
you : if you are leaping over ditches, drains or
hedges, it is a favorable omen, you will be suc-
cessful in love, trade, or other concerns : it also
denotes that you will enter into a partnership
with more than one person, by which you will
accumulate riches, and become very respectable.
Lion. To dream of seeing this king o!
beasts, denotes that you will appear before your
betters, and that you will be promoted to some
lucrative office, accumulate riches, and marry a
woman of great spirit: it argues success in
trade, and prosperity from a voyage by sea.
Mad. To dream you are mad, or that you
are in company with mad people, is very good
to the dreamer ; it promises long life, riches,
happy marriage, success in trade, and good
children; if you are a farmer, some accident
will happen to a part of your live stock, but wfti
have plentiful crops : if you have a law-suit, it
will be determined greatly in your favor.
Marriage. To dream you are married, is
ominous of death, and very unfavorable to the
dreamer ; it denotes poverty, a prison, and mis-
fortunes. To dream you assist at a wedding, is
the forerunner of some pleasing news and great
success. To dream of lying with your newly
married husband or wife, threatens danger and
sudden misfortunes, and also that you will lose
a part of your property ; to the sailor, it argues
storms and shipwrecks, with a narrow escape
Monkeys. To dream of these mischievous
creatures, is ominous of evil: they announce
deceit in love ; unfaithfulness in the married
state ; undutiful children ; malicious enemies :
and an attack by thieves.
Moon. To dream of the moon is a very
favorable omen, it denotes sudden and unex-
pected joy : great success in love, and that the
dreamer is tenderly beloved. To dream of see-
ing the new moon is good for tradesmen, far-
mers, and lovers ; it is the forerunner of success
Mountains. To dream you see steep and
craggy mountains, presage difficulties in accom-
plishing your designs ; if you ascend them and
gain the top, you will be successful in whatever
you undertake, become very rich, and arrive at
great honors in the state : to a maid they de-
note that she will marry a man who will be-
come rich and powerful, and that her children
will be people of consequence.
Music. To dream you hear delicious music,
is a very favorable omen, it denotes joyful news
from a long absent friend : to married people, it
denotes sweet-tempered children ; in love, it
shows that your sweeheart is very fond of you,
is good-tempered, sincere and constant. Rough
and discordant music foretells trouble, vexation,
Nightingale. To dream of this pretty
warbler is the forerunner of joyful news: great
success in business: of plentiful crops, and of a
sweet tempered lover. For a married woman
to dream of a nightingale, show that she will
have children, who will be great singers.
Orchard. To dream you are in an orchard,
denotes that you will become rich by the u>
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heritance of a good legacy : that you will marry
much to your advantage. For a married per-
son to dream of being in an orchard, shows an
increase of children, and that they will become
rich and live happy ; it also denotes that you will
have a son that will rise to a great preferment
in the state, and be a great friend to the poor :
in love, it denotes affection and constancy in
your sweetheart, and that you will travel before
Owl. To dream of this bird of night is a
very bad omen, it foretells sickness, poverty, im-
prisonment, and want of success in your under-
takings ; it also forewarns you that some male
friend will turn out perfidious, and endeavor to
do you a very great injury, in which,- without
the utmost caution on your part he will suc-
Peacock. To dream of seeing this beautiful
bird is a very good omen, it denotes great suc-
cess in trade : to a man, a very beautiful wife,
much riches, and a good place ; to a maid, a
good and rich husband : to a widow, that she
will be courted by one who will tell her many
fine tales, without being sincere : it also denotes
great prosperity by sea, and a handsome wife in
a distant part.
Pigeons. To dream you see pigeons flying,
imports hasty news of a very pleasant nature,
and great success in your undertakings : they are
very favorable to lovers, as they announce con-
stancy in your sweetheart, but also that the per-
son you love will be absent from you a long
while on a journey : if your lover is at sea, they
denote that he has a pleasant voyage, continues
faithful, and will return rich.
Pit. To dream of falling into a deep pit,
shows that some very heavy misfortune is about
to attend you : that your sweetheart is false, and
prefers another ; to a sailor, it forebodes some
sad disaster at the next port you touch at. To
dream you are in a pit, and that you climb out
of it without much trouble, foreshows that you
will have many enemies, and experience much
trouble, but that you will overcome them and
surmount your difficulties, marry well, and be-
come rich : to a sailor, it denotes that he will
experience shipwreck, and be cast on a foreign
shore, where he will be hospitably received,
fall in love, and marry a rich and handsome
wife, quit the sea, and live at ease on shore.
Racing. To dream you are running a race,
is a token of good, presages much success in life,
and that you will speedily hear some joyful
news : in love it denotes that you will conquer
all your rivals, and be happy in the union with
the object of your affections. To dream you
are riding a race, shows disappointment and
anger, bad success in trade and in love : to a
married woman, it denotes the loss of her hus-
band's affection, and that her children will be
Rain. To dream of being in a shower of rain
if it be gentle and soft, denotes great success in
your present undertakings : it is particularly
favorable to lovers, as it denotes constancy, af-
fection, and a sweet temper: to the sailor, it
promises good fortune by sea, and that he will
marry a beautiful girl, be happy, and have
children : if it be very heavy rain, accompanied
with thunder and lightning, then expect to be
assailed by thieves, to experience disappoint-
ments and misfortunes : such a dream denotes
inconstancy and perfidy in your lover, and that
another is preferred.
Rainbow. To dream you see a rainbow,
denotes great traveling and change of fortune:
it also foretells sudden news of a very agreeable
nature : it announces that your sweetheart is of
a good temper and very constant, and that you
will be very happy in marriage : great success
in business through the means of trading with
Ravens. To dream you see a raven, is a
very unfavorable token, it denotes mischief and
adversity : in love, it shows falsehood, and to
the married they forebode much mischief
through the adultery of your conjugal partner ; to
the sailor, they betoken shipwreck, and much
distress on a foreign shore.
Roses. To dream of those fragrant flowers
during the season which brings them forth, is a
certain token of happiness and success : in love,
they show your sweetheart to be faithful, and
that you will marry and have many children :
to the sailor, they indicate a pleasant and pros-
perous voyage with some unexpected' good for-
tune at sea ; to the tradesman and farmer, in-
crease of business and abundant crops. If a
married woman dreams of them, she will be
shortly with child of a son, who will become a
great man, and render his parents very happy ;
to a maiden they show her sweetheart to be in-
dustrious, and one calculated to make her very
happy in the connubial state. To dream of
these flowers when out of season, indicates dis-
tress and disappointment : to the tradesman they
forebode bankruptcy and »a prison : to the mar-
ried, loss of their mates and children ; to the
sailor, shipwreck and storms; to the farmer,
bad crops, to the lover, infidelity in your sweet-
River. To dream you see a flowing river,
and that the waters are smooth and clear, pres-
ages happiness and success in life : to the
lover, it shows constancy and affection in the
object of your love, and that, if you marry, you
will pass a very contented and happy life, have
fine children, mostly girls, who will be very
beautiful : to the tradesman and farmer, it shows
prosperity and gain ; to the sailor, that his
sweetheart will be kind and constant, and that
his next voyage will be lucrative and pleasant.
If the water appears disturbed and muddy, or
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yellow tinge, then it denotes that you will
go to sea, where you will acquire considerable
riches. If you have a law-suit, such a dream
surely foretells that you will gain your case.
SHAVING. To dream you are being shaved,
or that your head lias been shaved, is a very un-
favorable omen : in love, it denotes treachery and
disappointment: and in the married state, infi-
delity and discord : to the tradesman, it argues
loss o( goods and business: to the sailor, an un-
pleasant and stormy voyage, and that he will be
defrauded on a foreign shore : if you have a
law-suit, it shows you that you are sold by your
attorney, and will surely lose your cause : to the
farmer, it prefigures bad crops and diseases
amongst his live stock, also that he will be
tricked by sharpers at a fair.
Sheep. To dream you see a flock of sheep
feeding, is a favorable omen, it denotes success
in life ; to the lover, it indicates your sweetheart
to be faithful, of an amiable temper, and ^in-
clined to marry you : in the married state it
denotes children, who will be very happy, be-
come rich, and be great comforts in the evening
of life : to the tradesman, it foretells increase of
business and accumulation of wealth, but also
forewarns him that he has a servant unworthy
of his confidence : to the sailor, nothing can be
a greater sign of good luck, his next voyage
will be pleasant and lucrative, and his sweet-
heart kind and true. To dream you see them
dispersing, and running away from you, shows
that pretended friends are endeavoring to do
you an injury, and that your children will meet
with persecution and great troubles: in love,
such a dream shows your sweetheart to be fickle,
and little calculated to make you happy. To
dream you see sheep shearing, is indicative of
loss of property, and the affections of the person
you love, also of your liberty. To dream you
are shearing them yourself, shows that you will
gain an advantage over some person who meant
to harm you, and that you will get the better of
difficulties, and marry the object of your affec-
Shoes. To dream you have a new pair of
shoes, denotes much success in life, and triumph
over your enemies ; in love, they prognosticate
speedy marriage and infidelity. In the married
state, an increase of children. If a maiden
dream she has a new pair of shoes, it denotes
that a man will attempt to be rude with her, but
that her honor will be saved by the interpo-
sition of a stranger, who will either marry her,
or some friend of hers. To dream your shoes
are worn out and bad, shows decay in circum-
stances and loss of friends, in love, it foretells
the infidelity of your lover, who will marry an-
other. After such a dream I advise those who
can, to change their place of residence, their
present situation being hereby denoted to be un-
favorable for them.
Shooting. To dream you are out a shoot-
ing, is very favorable if you kill much game : to
the lover, it shows a mistress kind and good-
humored, who will make him an excellent and
notable wife : to the tradesman and farmer, suc-
cess and riches : to the sailor, wealth acquired
in a distant country : but if you dream you kill
little or no game, then it presages bad luck, and
disappointment in love. To dream you are
shooting with a bow and arrows, is a very
favorable dream, particularly to lovers and
Silk. To dream you see silk, either in
pieces or for sewing, signifies prosperity, and
success in undertakings ; to the lover, it denotes
a sweetheart of an industrious disposition, good
tempered, and very faithful : in trade, it fore-
tells increase of business, by means of women.
To dream you are clothed in silk, foretells that
you will rise to honors in the state, and become
rich, but that you will quarrel with a rich
neighbor, who will endeavor to do you mischief.
For a married woman to dream of being dressed
in a silk gown, shows her husband is fond of a
harlot, who will go near to ruin him. If a
maiden dreams of it, she will speedily see her
Silver. To dream of this valuable metal,
shows that false friends are about you, and will
attempt your ruin : in love, it denotes falsehood
in your sweetheart. To dream you are receiv-
ing or picking up pieces of silver money, if they
are small as sixpences, denotes want and a
prison ; if they are shillings, they indicate the
receipt of a small sum of money, and the
acquisition of some new friends : but if they are
half-crowns, or crown-pieces, then they denote
misery, a prison, and bad success in your
undertakings, disappointment in your love, and
loss of law-suits, attacks from thieves, and bank-
ruptcy in trade. If a woman with child dreams
of silver, it shows she will have a girl, and a
good time, but the child will grow poor.
Singing. To dream you are singing, shows
that you will hear shortly some very melancholy
news : to the lover, it denotes your sweetheart
to be bad tempered, and of an unfaithful dispo-
sition : to the tradesman, it denotes losses by
sharpers : to the farmer, loss by a hay-rick taking
fire : to the sailor storms and shipwreck. To
dream you only hear singing and merry making,
shows that you will have some agreeable news
from a person long absent : if you are in a pris-
on, it foretells you will speedily regain your lib-
Small-pox. To dream that you or your
children have the small-pox, shows that you will
accumulate great riches by dirty and disgraceful
means, and that you will hear from a long ab-
sent friend, who is in confinement : to the lover,
it denotes marriage.
Snakes. To dream you see snakes or scr
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pents, shows that you will be imprisoned and
encounter many dangers : if you are in love,
your sweetheart will be false. To dream you
kill a snake, shows you will overcome difficulties
and enemies, and be successful in love, trade, or
farming; but unsuccessful at sea.
Snow. To dream you see the ground cov-
ered with snow, or that it is snowing, is a very
favorable dream : to a young man, it shows he
will shortly marry a virgin, who is very fond of
him, and that he will have children by her,
chiefly girls : to a young woman, it foretells she
will marry a rich man, that he will have chil-
dren by her, who will become very affluent and
rise to honors in the state : to the farmer, it.
shows plentiful crops and increase of live stock :
to the tradesman, it argues great increase of
buisness ; to the sailor, a pleasant and very luc-
rative voyage, and a rich sweetheart in a foreign
port. If you are soliciting a place, this dream
presages that you will obtain it ; if you have a
lawsuit, you will gain it.
Soldiers. To see soldiers in your dream,
shows troubles, persecution, and law suits : to
the lover, they denote that the object of your af-
fections will be obliged to quit their present
place of residence by command of a father,
on your account : to the tradesman, they presage
loss of goods, and quarrels with creditors. To
dream they are pursuing you, shows that you
will be imprisoned, and meet with heavy losses,
and be much disliked by your rich neighbors.
This is one of those dreams after which I would
advise the party dreaming to change their quar-
Spit. To dream you are in a kitchen turn-
ing a spit, is the forerunner of troubles and mis-
fortunes ; expect to be robbed, to lose your
trade, to become very poor, and that your
friends will desert you : if you are in love, it
shows the object of your affections to be of a
bad temper, lazy, and doomed to poverty and
Squirrel. To dream of a squirrel, shows
that enemies are endeavoring to slander your
reputation : to the lover, it shows your sweet-
heart is of a bad temper, and much given to
drinking: if you have a law-suit, it will surely
be decided against you : if you are in trade,
sharpers will endeavor to defraud you ; and
you will quarrel with your principal creditor.
Starching. To dream you are starching of
linen shows you will be married to an industri-
ous person, and that you will be successful in
life, and save money ; it also shows that you
are about to receive a letter, containing some
Stars. To dream you see stars shining very
bright argues success to the lover and good
news from a far distant country: to the farmer,
they are forerunners of a good crop: to the
tradesman, great increase of business : to the
sailor, a speedy marriage to a woman with
money. If you dream that they are very dim
and scarcely to be seen, then expect some very
heavy calamity, and many severe disappoint-
Strange Place. To dream of being in a
strange place denotes a good legacy from a rela-
tion whilst you are in prison : to the lover, they
show inconstancy and want of affection in the
object of your love, to the sailor, sickness on
his next voyage.
Sun. To dream you see the sun shine, shows
accumulation of riches, and enjoying posts of
honor in the state, also success to the lover.
To dream you see the sun rise promises fidelity
in your sweetheart and good news from friends.
To dream you see the sun set, shows infidelity
in your sweetheart, and disgraceful news; to
the tradesman, loss of business. To dream you
see the sun under a cloud, foretells many hard-
ships and troubles are about to befall you, and
that you will encounter some great danger.
Swallows. To dream of these harbingers
of summer is a very favorable omen : they de-
note success in trade, and riches to the dreamer :
in love they denote a speedy marriage with the
object of your affections.
Swans. To dream of seeing swans, denotes
content in the marriage state, and many chil-
dren ; who will do well and become rich, and
fill your old age with joy and happiness : to the
lover, they denote constancy and affection in
your sweetheart : in trade, they show success,
but much vexation from the disclosure of secrets.
Swimming. To dream you are swimming
with your head above the water, denotes great
success in your undertakings, whether they be
love, trade, sea or farming. To dream you are
swimming with your head under water, shows
that you will experience some great trouble, and
hear some very unpleasant news from a person
you thought dead — in trade, it shows loss of
business, and that you will perhaps, be impris-
oned for debt — in love, it denotes disappoint-
Tempests. To dream you are in a storm or
tempest, shows that you will after many diffi-
culties, arrive at being very happy, that you
will become rich, and marry well. For a
lover to dream of being in a tempest, denotes
that you will have many rivals, who, after
causing you a great deal of vexation, you will
triumph over. It also foretells, that you will
receive good news from a long absent friend,
who will have overcome many difficulties.
Teeth. To dream you lose a tooth, denotes
the loss of some friend by death, and that troub-
les and misfortunes are about to attend you :
to the lover, it shows the loss of your sweet-
heart's affection. To dream you cut a new
tooth, denotes the birth of a child, who will
make a great figure in the world,
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THUNDBB and LIGHTNING. To dream you
hear thunder or see lightning, is a very good
dream; it denotes success in trade ; good crops
to the fanner, and a speedy and happy mar-
riage to the lover ; if you are soliciting a place,
you will obtain it ; if you have a law-suit, it
will go in your favor; it also indicates speedy
news from a far distant country.
Toads. To dream you see these venomous
reptiles, argues evil to the dreamer, they show
enemies, and disappointment among friends: to
the lover it denotes infidelity in your sweet-
heart : in trade, loss by swindlers, and spoiling
of goods. To dream you kill a toad, denotes
that you will overcome an enemy, and discover
a person who is robbing you, and in whom you
place great confidence.
Tombs. To dream of being amongst the
tombs, denotes a speedy marriage, great suc-
cess in business, and the gaining of a lawsuit ;
also the birth of children, and unexpected news.
Treasure. To dream you find a treasure in
the earth is very ominous ; it shows that you
will be betrayed by some one whom you make
your bosom friend ; that your sweetheart is un-
faithful, and grossly deceives you : if you should
not be able to carry it away, then it denotes that
you will have some very heavy loss : that if you
have a lawsuit, it will go against you by the
treachery of your attorney ; and that you will be
way-laid by robbers, who will ill-treat you.
Trees. To dream you see trees in blossom,
denotes a happy marriage with the present ob-
ject of your affections, and many children, who
will do extremely well in life : to the trades-
man, it denotes success in business : and to the
sailor, pleasant and lucrative voyages. To
dream you are climbing trees, denotes that you
will make a fortune, and rise to honors and dig-
nities in the state. To dream you are cutting
down trees, fortells heavy losses by trade, and
by sea ; and also the death of a near relation, or
Turnips. To dream of being in a turnip
field, or that you see this wholesome vegetable,
denotes acquisition of riches, and high employ-
ments in the state : to the lover they argue
great fidelity, and an exceeding good temper
in your sweetheart, and that if you marry you
will be very happy, have fine children, and
thrive in the world.
Trumpet. To dream you hear the sound of
a trumpet, is a bad omen, and denotes troubles
and misfortunes ; to the tradesman, it presages
the loss of business; to the farmer, bad crops;
to the lover, insincerity in the object of his
Walls. To dream you are walking on crazy
old and narrow walls, denotes that you will
engage in some very dangerous enterprise, that
will cause you much trouble and vexation : if
you get down without hurting yourself, or the
wall's falling, then you will succeed : if the wall
should fall whilst you are upon it, you will be
disappointed : if you are walking between
walls, and the passage is very narrow and diffi-
cult, you will be engaged in some quarrel, or
other disagreeable affair, from which it will re-
quire great circumspection and caution on your
part to disengage yourself, but if you get from
between them safe, you will, after some difficul-
ties, settle well in life, marry an agreeable part-
ner, have children, and become rich and happy.
Walking. To dream you are walking in a
dirty, muddy place, foretells sickness and vexa-
tion : to the lover, it denotes your sweetheart to
be bad tempered and unfaithful ; to the trades-
man, it fortells dishonest servants, and loss of
goods by fire.
Water. To dream you are drinking water,
denotes great trouble and adversity : in trade,
loss of business, and being arrested : to the
lover, it shows your sweetheart is false, prefers
another, and will never marry you.
Water-mill. To dream of being in a water-
mill is a favorable omen : to the tradesman, it
denotes great increase of business : to the
farmer, abundant crops : in love, success, a rich
sweetheart, and a happy marriage.
Wedding. To dream of being married, or
at a wedding, is a very unfavorable dream,
especially for lovers; it denotes the death of
some dear friend or relation, with loss of prop-
erty, and severe disappointment.
Wheat. To dream you see, or are walking
in a field of wheat, is a very favorable omen,
and denotes great prosperity and riches: in
love, it argues a completion of your most san-
guine wishes, and fortells much happiness, with
fine children when you marry : if you have a
lawsuit, you will gain it, and you will be suc-
cessful in all your undertakings.
Wood. To dream you are cutting or chop-
ping of wood, shows that you will be happy in
your family, and become rich and respectable
in life. To dream you are carrying wood on
your back shows that you will rise to affluence
by your industry, but that your partner will be
of a bad temper, and your children undutiful.
If you dream you are walking in an extensive
w r ood, it denotes that you will quickly fall in
love, and also that you will be often married.
Wool. To dream you are buying or selling
of wool, denotes prosperity and great affluence,
by means of industry and trade : to the lover,
it is a favorable omen; your sweetheart is
thereby shown to be of an amiable disposition,
very constant, and deeply in love with you. To
dream of having wool on your head instead of
hair, betokens a severe fit of illness, and un
pleasant news from a far distant country.
Wounds. To dream you are wounded, is a
very favorable omen, especially if it be with a
sword ; to the lover, it denotes success in yow
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amours, and with an agreeable partner, who
will be faithful and affectionate : to the trades-
man, profit and increase of business : to the
farmer, an increase in his cattle and plentiful
crops : to the sailor a profitable voyage, with
unexpected success in love.
Yarrow. To dream of this weed, which is
in general most abundant in church yards, de-
notes to the married, deaths in the family ; and
to the single, that the grim tyrant will deprive
them of the first object on whom they rest their
Yew-tree. An indication of the funeral of
a very aged person, by whose death the
dreamer will derive some benefit, or a protect-
ing hand among the relations of the deceased
Yewberries. To a young man it shows a
great disappointment in setting out in life ; and
to a young maiden it predicts dishonor if she
gathers them, particularly if they stain any part
of her clothes or hands.
Zealander. To dream you see an Indian,
in his native d^ess, shows to a man he will
travel, and to afwoman she will wed a foreigner.
To dream you see an Indian female, predicts to
a man that he will wed a rich widow, and to a
woman, that she will have a son who will raise
himself to great power and honor in the Indies,
and bring wealth and honor to his kindred.
BOOK OF FATE:
The Oraculum is gifted with every requisite variety
of response to the following questions :
1 . Shall I obtain my wish ?
2. Shall I have success in my undertakings ?
3. Shall I gain or lose in my cause ?
4. Shall I have to live in foreign parts ?
5. Will the stranger return ?
6. Shall I recover my property ?
7. Will my friend be true ?
8. Shall I have to travel ?
9. Does the person love and regard me ?
10. Will the marriage be prosperous ?
1 1 . What sort of a wife, or husband, shall I have ?
12. Will she have a son or daughter ?
1 3. Will the patient recover ?
14. Will the prisoner be released ?
15. Shall I be lucky or unlucky ?
16. What does my dream signify ? '
HOW TO WORK THE ORACULUM.
Make marks in four lines, one under an-
other, in the following manner, making more
or less in each line, according to your fancy :-~
* * * * *
* * * *
* * * * #
* * * * *
* * * * *
Then reckon the number of marks in each
line, and if it be odd, mark down one dot ; if
even, two dots. If there be more than nine
marks, reckon the surplus ones over that num-
ber only : viz.,
The number of marks in the first line of the
foregoing are odd', therefore make one mark,
In the second, even, so make two, thus * *
In the third, odd again, make one mark
only . . ♦.
In the fourth, even again, two marks * *
TO OBTAIN THE ANSW T ER.
You must refer to The Oraculum, at the
top of which you will find a row of dots simi-
lar to those you have produced, and a column
of figures corresponding with those prefixed
to the questions: guide your eye down the
column at the top of which you find the dots
resembling your own, till you come to the
letter on a line with the number of the ques-
tion you are trying; then refer to the page
having that letter at the top, and on a line
with the dots which are similar to your own,
you will find your answer.
The following are unlucky days, on which
none of the questions should be worked, or
any enterprise undertaken: Jan. 1, 2,4,6, 10,
20, 22; Feb. 6, 17, 28; Mar. 24, 26; April
10, 27, 28; May 7, 8; June 27; July 17, 21 ;
Aug. 20, 22; Sept. 5, 30 j Oct. 6; Nov. 3, 29;
Dec. 6, 10, 15.
* It is not right to try a question twice in
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What you wish for, you will shortly
Signifies trouble and sorrow.
Be very cautious what you do this
day, lest trouble befall you.
The prisoner dies, and is regretted
by his friends.
Life will be spared this time, to
prepare for death.
A very handsome daughter, but a
You will have a virtuous woman or
man, for your wife or husband.
If you marry this person, you will
have enemies where you little expect.
You had better decline this love,
for it is neither constant nor true.
Decline your travels, for they will
not be to your advantage.
There is a true and sincere friend-
ship between you both.
You will not recover the stolen
The stranger will, with joy, soon
You will not remove from where
you are at present.
The Lord will support you in a
You are not lucky — pray to God
that he may help you.
The luck that is ordained for you
will be coveted by others.
Whatever your desires are, for the
present decline them.
Signifies a favor of kindness from
There are enemies, who would de-
fraud and render you unhappy.
With great difficulty he will obtain
pardon or release again.
The patient should be prepared to
leave this world.
She will have a son, who will be
learned and wise.
A rich partner is ordained for you.
By this marriage you will have great
luck and prosperity.
This love comes from an upright
and sincere heart.
God will surely travel with you,
and bless you.
Beware of friends who are false and
You will recover your property —
Love prevents his return home at
Your stay is not here : be therefore
prepared for a change.
You will have no GAIN; therefore be
wise and careful.
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With the blessing of God you will
have great gain.
Very unlucky indeed — pray to God
for his assistance.
If your desires are NOT extravagant,
they will be granted.
Signifies peace and plenty between
Be well prepared this day, or you
may meet with trouble.
The prisoner will find it difficult to
obtain his pardon or release.
The patient will yet enjoy health
She will have a daughter, and will
The person has NOT a great fortune
but is in middling circumstances.
Decline this marriage, or else you
may be sorry.
Decline a courtship which MAY be
Your travels are in vain : you had
better stay at home.
You may depend on a true and sin-
You must not expect to regain that
which you have lost.
Sickness prevents the traveler from
It WILL be your fate to stay where
you now are.
You will obtain a great fortune in
By venturing freely, you WILL cer-
tainly gain doubly.
God will change your misfortune
into success and happiness.
Alter your intentions or else you
MAY meet poverty and distress.
Signifies you have many impedi-
ments in accomplishing your pursuits.
Whatever may possess your inclina-
tions this day, abandon them.
The prisoner will get free again
The patient's illness will be linger-
ing and doubtful.
She will have a dutiful and hand-
The person will be LOW in circum-
stances, but honest-hearted.
A marriage which will add to your
welfare and prosperity.
You love a person who does not
speak well of you.
Your travels will be prosperous, if
guided by prudence.
He means NOT what he says, for his
heart is false.
With some trouble and expense, you
may regain your property.
You must not expect to see the
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
The stranger will not return so
soon as you expect.
Remain among your friends, and you
will do well.
You will hereafter gain what you
You have NO luck — pray to God,
and strive honestly.
You will obtain your wishes by
means of a friend.
Signifies you have enemies who will
endeavor to ruin you.
Beware — an enemy is endeavoring
to bring you to strife and misfortune.
The prisoner's sorrow and anxiety
are great, and his release uncertain.
The patient will soon recover —
there is no danger.
She will have a daughter, who will
be honored and respected.
Your partner will be fond of liquor,
and will debase himself thereby.
This marriage will bring you to pov-
erty, be therefore discreet.
Their love is false to you, and true
Decline you travels for the present,
for they will be dangerous.
This person is serious and true, and
deserves to be respected.
You will not recover the property
you have lost.
By persevering you WILL recover
your property again.
It is out of the stranger's power to
You will gain, and be successful in
A great fortune is ordained for you ;
There is great hindrance to your suc-
cess at present.
Your wishes are in vain at present.
Signifies there is sorrow and danger
This day is unlucky ; therefore, alter
The prisoner will be restored to lib-
erty and freedom.
The patient's recovery is doubtful.
She will have a very fine boy.
A worthy person, and a fine fortune.
Your intentions would destroy your
rest and peace.
This love is true and constant ; for-
sake it not.
Proceed on your journey, and you
will not have cause to repent it.
If you trust this friend, you may
have cause for sorrow.
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
This friend exceeds all others in
You must bear your loss with forti-
The stranger will return unexpect-
Remain at home with your friends,
and you will escape misfortunes.
You will meet no gain in your pur-
Heaven will bestow its blessings on
Signifies that you will shortly be out
of the power of your enemies.
Ill-luck awaits you — it will be
difficult for you to escape it.
The prisoner will be released by
By the blessing of God, the patient
A daughter, but of a very sickly con-
You will get an honest, young, and
Decline this marriage, else it may be
to your sorrow.
Avoid this love.
Prepare for a short journey ; you will
be recalled by unexpected events.
Commence your travels, and they
will go on as you could wish.
Your pretended friend hates you
Your hopes to recover your property
A certain affair prevents the stran-
ger's return immediately.
Your fortune you will find in abun-
Decline the pursuit, and you will do
Your expectations are vain — you will
You will obtain what you wish for.
Signifies that on this day your for-
tune will change for the better.
Cheer up your spirits, your luck is at
After long imprisonment he will be
The patient will be relieved from
She will have a healthy SON.
You will be married to your equal in
a short time.
If you wish to be happy, do not
marry this person.
This love is from the heart, and will
continue until death.
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
The love is great, but it will cause
It will be in vain for you to travel.
Your friend will be as sincere as you
could wish him to be.
You will recover the stolen property
through a cunning person.
The traveler will soon return with
You will not be prosperous or for-
tunate in foreign parts.
Place your trust in God, who is the
disposer of happiness.
Your fortune will shortly be changed
You will succeed as you desire.
Signifies that the misfortune which
threatens will be prevented. *
Beware of your enemies, who seek to
do you harm.
After a short time your anxiety for
the prisoner will cease.
God will give the patient health and
She will have a very fine daughter.
You will marry a person with whom
you will have little comfort.
The marriage will not answer your
After much misfortune you will be
comfortable and happy.
A sincere love from an upright heart.
You will be prosperous in your jour-
Do not rely on the friendship of
The property is lost for ever; but
the thief will be punished.
The traveler will be absent some
You will meet luck and happiness in
a foreign country.
You will not have any success for
You will succeed in your undertak-
Change your intentions, and you will
Signifies that there are rogues at
Be reconciled, your circumstances
will shortly mend.
The prisoner will be released.
The patient will depart this life.
She will have a son.
It will be difficult for you to get a
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
You will get a very handsome person
for your partner.
Various misfortunes will attend this
This love is whimsical and changea-
You will be unlucky in your travels.
This person's love is just and true.
You may rely on it.
You will lose, but the thief will suf-
The stranger will soon return with
If you remain at home, you will have
Your gain will be trivial.
You will meet sorrow and trouble.
You will succeed according to your
Signifies that you will get money.
In spite of enemies, you will do well.
The prisoner will pass many days in
The patient will recover.
She will have a daughter.
She will have a son, who will gain
wealth and honor.
You will get a partner with great
undertakings and much money.
The marriage will be prosperous.
She, or He, wishes to be yours this
Your journey will prove to your ad-
Place no great trust in that person.
You will find your property at a cer-
The traveler's return is rendered
doubtful by his conduct.
You will succeed as you desire in
Expect no gain ; it will be in vain.
You will have more luck than you
Whatever your desires are, you will
speedily obtain them.
Signifies you will be asked to a wed-
You will have no occasion to com-
plain of ill-luck.
Some one will pity and release the
The patient's recovery is unlikely.
THE MYSTIC ORACLE.
The patient will recover, but his
days are short.
She will have a daughter.
You will marry into a very respecta-
By this marriage you will gain
Await the time and you will find the
Venture not from home.
This person is a sincere friend.
You will never recover the theft.
The stranger will return, but not
When abroad, keep from evil women
or they will do you harm.
You will soon gain what you little
You will have great success.
Rejoice ever at that which is ordained
Signifies that sorrow will depart,
and joy will return.
Your luck is in blossom ; it will soon
be at hand.
Death may end the imprisonment.
The prisoner will be released with
The patient's recovery is doubtful.
She will have a son, who will live to
a great age.
You will get a virtuous partner.
Delay not this marriage — you will
meet much happiness.
None loves you better in this world.
You may proceed with confidence.
Not a friend, but a secret enemy.
You will soon recover what is stolen.
The stranger will not return again.
A foreign woman will greatly en-
hance your fortune.
You will be cheated out of your gain.
Your misfortunes will vanish and
you will be happy.
Your hope is in vain — fortune shuns
you at present.
That you will soon hear agreeable
There are misfortunes lurking about
THE MYSTIC QUA CLE.
This day brings you an increase of
The prisoner will quit the power of
The patient will recover and live long.
She will have two daughters.
A rich young person will be your
Hasten your marriage — it will bring
you much happiness.
The person loves you sincerely.
You will not prosper from home.
This friend is more valuable than
You will never receive your goods.
He is dangerously ill, and cannot
Depend upon your own industry,
and remain at home.
Be joyful, for future prosperity is
ordained for you.
Depend not too much on your good
What you wish will be granted to
That you should be very careful this
day, lest any accident befall you.
Signifies much joy and happiness
This day is not very lucky, but rather
He will yet come to honor, although
he now suffers.
Recovery is doubtful ; therefore, be
prepared for the worst.
She will have a son who will prove
A rich partner, but a bad temper.
By wedding this person you insure
The person has great love for you,
but wishes to conceal it.
You may proceed on your journey
Trust him not ; he is inconstant and
In a very singular manner you will
recover your property.
The stranger will return very soon.
You will dwell abroad in comfort
If you will deal fairly you will surely
You will yet live in spendor and
Make yourself contented with your